Book showing ill view of logging axed
Grants Pass Daily Courier
Help the forest by Rita Crosby
Grants Pass, Oregon
Bernie Conrad; Judy Sorenson; Trish Evans
Trish Evans, holding the book open to the controversial pages.
Trish Evans, curriculum director for the Grants Pass School District, shows the controversial pages of a book read in all first grade classes the last couple of years. The book has been pulled from all classes after complaints.
Bernie Conrad, grandfather of a Grants Pass first grader, protested the inclusion of Rita Crosby's "Help the Forest," which depicts logging unfavorably, in his grandson's classroom. The first grade teacher contacted the district's curriculum director, who agreed that the book should be removed, citing it as disrespectful for their community, and portraying logging and loggers inaccurately.
Cultural, inaccurate handling of information, parental involvement, "Help the Forest"