Parkrose school board decides to retain book
The Oregonian (Portland)
Manchild in the promised land by Claude Brown
Parkrose School Board; parents
retained in the curriculum with a letter of consent sent to parents 3 weeks before the books would be covered.
The book depicted life in Harlem and was required reading in Black Studies class. The parents voiced concern about the vulgar language. The language was considered by the Board as appropriate given the subject matter.
obscene language, high school, curriculum, offensive language