Redmond tops censorship list
The Redmond Spokesman
The devil's storybook by Natalie Babbitt, Equus by Peter Shaffer, Growing up in the age of AIDS (video)
young adult, adult
parents, Redmond School District
"The Devil's Storybook" was moved to the middle school level. "Equus" was moved from a required to a supplemental reading list. "Growing Up in the Age of AIDS" was retained.
Photograph of book covers
"Equus", "Storybook" challenged
"The Devil's Storybook", "Equus", and "Growing Up in the Age of AIDS" were all challenged in Redmond in 1994-1995, as reported in "Attacks on the Freedom to Learn", prepared by the organization People for the American Way.
sexuality, obscenity, Christianity, abstinence, Jerry Colonna, offensive language, religious view