Foes stump to undercut timber tale: concerns voiced about 'eco-mania'
The Oregonian (Portland)
Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth
Rural Dell Education Association; Monte Killingsworth; Diana Yoder; Jim Parr; Greg Newton; Glenda Sano
Killingsworth leaning against a tree
Mont Killingsworth, a teacher at the Rural Dell School in Clackamas County, is the author of "Eli's Song," a book that has stirred controversy.
The community objects to the negative portrayal of loggers and the timber industry in "Eli's Song" by collecting signatures and protesting at the author book signing and asking the book be removed from school library shelves. Killingsworth, the local author and school teacher, voiced concern about their reaction. The school board is waiting to see the direction the controversy will take before proceeding.
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