Article Title

Young readers and parental guidance

Authors

Kevin Widdison

Newspaper

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Date

10-2-2016

Challenged Material

Alice on her way by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Ali's pretty little lies by Sara Shepard

Location

Grants Pass, Oregon

Participants

Josephine Community Libraries (JCL); Kate Lasky, Executive Director of JCL

Outcome

Alice on her way moved from Children's section to Young Adult; decision on Ali's pretty little lies was pending

Abstract

Two books in the Children's collection of the Josephine Community Libraries were challenged as inappropriate for this collection in the past year. One book was moved from Children's to the Young Adult area, the other decision is pending. Author discusses banned books, reasons for book challenges, and the local library's process for reviewing challenged materials.

Keywords

Banned Books Week, challenged books, book review, sexual content, offensive language, unsuited to age group

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