Middle school bans 'Clan' for rape scene
Statesman Journal (Salem)
The clan of the cave bear by Jean Auel
Bethel School Board; Wayne Rice; Wayne Watkins
portrait photo of Jean Auel
Jean Auel's "The Clan of the Cave Bear" was removed from Cascade Middle School. Auel, an Oregon author, mother of 5 and grandmother of 15, was surprised. If children aren't ready for parts of stories, they just ignore that part and move on. All members of the review board read the book before deciding. The book has not been challenged in other Oregon schools. It was removed from a school in Michigan in 1988.
sexual violence, sexually explicit