As she discusses in her published reflection, Marion Goldwasser insisted that county follow established policies for handling the parents’ concerns, which required that the book be evaluated by a textbook screening committee.1

The following file is a combination of documents that explains the purpose of the textbook committee, the structure of the committee, and the materials criteria that the committee should base their decisions about materials on, among other things.2



  1. Goldwasser, M. M. Censorship: It Happened to Me in Southwest Virginia–It Could Happen to You. 1997. The English Journal, 86(2), 34. doi:10.2307/819671
  2. Carroll County VA School Board. Materials from the Textbook Selection Committee. 1992. The Floatplane Notebooks Case Documents. 14-22. PDF.