District seeks objectivity in book debate
The Register-Guard (Eugene)
My brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
children, young adult
David Fidanque; Thursten High School; Springfield School District; Len Arney;Jamon Kent;
A list of Questions for Parents and Guidelines for Classroom Material note: poor quality resolution. May be difficult to read.
Springfield School District is reviewing both the book "My Brother Sam is Dead" and a Thurston High School drama production after parents questioned the appropriateness of these works for their children's schooling. Superintendent Jamon Kent has appointed a committee to review the book, and has received the report on the drama production which he will release after sharing it with the Board. Deciding what "age appropriate" means and community standards interpretation is discussed.
war, explicit sex, vulgar language, age appropriate, unsuited to age