Oregon fourth in nation in challenges to books: One case involved book from Albany
Herald and News (Klamath Falls)
The contender by Robert Lipsyte, The color purple by Alice Walker, Growing up in the age of AIDS (television program), Seventeen magazine
children, young adult
Albany, Junction City, Redmond, Gold Beach
parents, Junction City High School, Redmond High School, Gold Beach Elementary School
In 15 of 23 cases, challenged books or programs were retained
The group People for the American Way reported the number of books and programs challenged in Oregon increased 77% over the previous year. In 15 of 23 cases, school officials retained the materials or programs; challenges were viewed as a healthy part of maintaining intellectual freedom.
Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse, Tim Nashif, Mary Ginnane, Matthew Freeman, ethnic references
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