Artist: Walter Dean Myers
Date of Action: August 2021
Region: North America
Location: Danbury, Ohio
Confronting Bodies: Parent
Description of Artwork: "Fallen Angels" is a novel by Walter Dean Myers telling the tale of Perry, a Harlem youth who is drafted to the front lines of the Vietnam War.
The Incident: Parents of students issued a complaint regarding the prevalent wartime violence and profanity in the text.
Results of Incident: Despite the complaints, "Fallen Angels" remains a part of the Danbury curriculum.