Fallen Angels

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Artist: Walter Dean Myers

Year: 2013

Date of Action: February, 2013

Region: North America

Location: Danbury, Ohio

Subject: Violence

Medium: Literature

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.