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By Noel Nash
The Chronicle 

District removes 'Skippyjon' books

 

January 23, 2020

The "Skippyjon Jones" book series has been pulled from school libraries for its stereotypical portrayals of Hispanics.

CRESWELL – Creswell School District officials have removed the controversial "Skippyjon Jones" children's books from school libraries following a letter on the topic from Creswell resident Joelle Jordan.

Jordan contacted school and city officials via email on Dec. 30, 2019, expressing concern regarding the Hispanic stereotypes reinforced in the book series, which was readily accessible in school libraries and classrooms. The series has generated worldwide notoriety for its author, Judith Byron Schachner.

Mike Johnson, the district's superintendent, said the process and decision to remove...



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