Article Title

School yanks book from class after complaint

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

12-11-2008

Challenged Material

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Crook County, Oregon; Prineville, Oregon

Participants

Hank Moss; Jeff Landaker; Jim Golden, Linda Bilyeu

Outcome

Although the book is currently not available in Crook County's high school, it will be reconsidered as part of an overall curriculum review. It remains in circularion in other local area high schools, uncontested.

Abstract

Prineville father takes complaint about Sherman Alexie's "Absolutely True Diary" to school board; book is removed from classroom, angering defenders of the book's overall message and portrayal of teenagers' issues.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", sexuality, sexual references, Native American, challenge, parental involvement

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