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Merrill School Board to Consider Ban of "Montana 1948"

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on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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Merrill School Board will hold a hearing Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. to determine if the book "Montana 1948" should be banned from classrooms and libraries of Merrill Area Public Schools. The book, by Larry Watson, visiting professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, won the WLA's Literary Award in 1994. Watson's book "Orchard" won the award in 2004.Bill Jaeger, action school board president, was quoted as supporting the book as addressing appropriate themes for high school students. Read the entire story in the Wausau Daily Herald...NOTE: On Thursday, September 29, the Merrill School Board voted to retain "Montana 1948" in the school's high school library and as part of the 10th grade curriculum. Read the entire story......