Children's book upsets timber community
Statesman Journal (Salem)
Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth
Rural Dell School; Monte Killingsworth; Diana Yoder; Jim Parr
AP article: 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.
teen suicide, logging, Oregon, negative stereotype