The Baldwin book ban
Northwest: The Sunday Oregonian Magazine (Portland)
If beale street could talk by James Baldwin
Kath Leasure, Lori Pedersen
Rumors of "If Beale Street Could Talk" appearing on "the best sex scenes" list circulating among 7th and 8th graders, prompted a review of having a copy in the high school library. A committee of teachers, parents and the school principal recommended restricting access; the school board removed the book. The author expresses concern for censorship.
sexually explicit, sexual violence, blasphemy, racial slurs, obscene language