Officials ban Baldwin's novel from high school library
The Oregonian (Portland)
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin
Jerry Smith, Judy Brown, Charles Geis
"If Beale Street Could Talk" was removed from the St. Paul High School library shelves after a parent complained about it containing obscene language and sexual references. A review committee had recommended students obtain parents' permission before they could check out the book.
obscene language, sexually explicit