ERIC Number: EJ878491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Eleven Years Later: A Second Successful Challenge to Eliminate the Required High School Reading of the Same Racist Novel. Part II, the Saga Continues
Powell, Deidre D.
Journal of Negro Education, v78 n4 p441-456 Fall 2009
This article revisits the first "Successful Challenge of Eliminating the Required High School Reading of A Racist Novel" and then directs the discussion to this second article because the same novel had crept back into the school system eleven years later. Sample letters and correspondence to school board administrators are provided in addition to details of what to look for when high school reading material is compromised with racism and insensitivity. Also included is a list of award-winning Black publications from which parents and educators can chose.
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Materials, Letters (Correspondence), Boards of Education, Novels, Reading Material Selection, Racial Bias, Culturally Relevant Education, African Americans, Activism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A