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Teachers defend book selections

Two local school teachers defended books that some parents want banned in the Shelton School District.

During board meetings this summer, some parents and guardians complained about 10 of the 150 literature books for grades seven through 12 that were recommended by the district’s Instructional Materials Committee and then approved by the school board June 27.

At the board’s Aug. 22 regular meeting, three people pointed out the educational and social value of the books in question, while three said they were opposed to the curriculum.

Jessica Roberson, a lifelong Shelton resident and a biomedic...


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