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September 27-October 4, 2008

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman


Challenged as an eighth-grade district-wide reading assignment in the Puyallup (WA) schools because "racial slurs and stereotyping are used through the book, as well as scenes of sex, rape, and implied incest. The Puyallup School Board voted to uphold an earlier decision by a district committee requiring eighth-graders read the novel.

Held at Marshall University (Morrow PZ4.G1422 Au)

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