Article Title

Board will decide on book complaints: Two books may be removed from elementary libraries

Authors

Suzanne Marta

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

2-25-1997

Challenged Material

The golden book of the mysterious by Jane Werner Watson, The beast of Monsieur Racine by Tom Ungerer

Reading Level

children

Location

Salem

Participants

parents, Salem-Keizer School Board, Scott Elementary School

Outcome

The golden book of the mysterious was removed from elementary school libraries and sent to middle school libraries.

Abstract

Parents complained about two books contained in elementary school libraries; Salem-Keizer school board members were set to review them. Parents objected to the subject matter contained within "The Golden Book of the Mysterious: Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Palm Reading." Another parent objected to illustrations contained within "The Beast of Monsieur Racine."

Keywords

Janet Olsoe, Gay Masters, illustrations

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