In the Mailbag: Wrong message
The Molalla Pioneer
Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth
children, young adult
Rural Dell School; Margie Hepler
Letter to the editor: Margie Hepler, a parent of children in the Rural Dell School, is requesting that "Eli's Song" be removed from the school library. Its portrayal of loggers, use of the threat of teen suicide to solve an issue, and lack of consequences for one's actions make the book inappropriate reading. She urges parents to read it and have it removed from the school library.
teen suicide, logging, Oregon, negative stereotype, social issues