Writer Cody talks about changes to his novel 'Ricochet River'

Redcardlibrarian writes "The version of "Ricochet River" read by some members of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Washington County was not the same one author Robin Cody brought to the church's book group last week.

Released last month, this new version of the coming-of-age novel is missing certain sexual references and profanity that Cody thinks caused some high schools to ban it from their classrooms. This was one of Cody's first opportunities to talk publicly about the changes and why he made them.

Last winter, a parent challenge to the book led to a public debate in the North Clackamas School District. The school board decided to keep the book on high school reading lists but to require parent notification and an alternate assignment for children of parents who objected.

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