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District pulls war book after objections

10 March 2000

Abstract

Kelly Dunn raised objections to "My Brother Sam is Dead" when her 5th grade daughter told her she couldn't get the imagery from the war scenes out of her head. The book is a Newberry Award winner and has been used in the American History section of the curriculum since 1986 in the Springfield school district. The school district is forming a committee to read the book and make recommendations for keeping or restricting its use in the 5th grade classroom. Exerpts from the book are included.


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