West Linn mom, dad grapple with values, free speech issues
Jumper by Steven Gould
parents, West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Bolton Middle School
Two parents asked the West Linn-Wilsonville School District to ban the book "Jumper" from Bolton Middle School because of a rape scene depicted in the book. A committee of teachers, parents, and school officials reviewed the book and recommended it be retained. The school board upheld that recommendation. The author adds that Oregon is one of the few states that tracks book banning and challenges.
Larry and Jacqueline Dunstan, Nancy Stuart, Ellen Fader, People for the American Way, Oregon State Library, violence, rape, sexual assault