Article Title

Book pulled from class pending review

Newspaper

Central Oregonian (Prineville)

Date

12-13-2008

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; Rich Schultz; Jim Golden; Crook County School Board

Outcome

The book was removed, pending further review.

Abstract

Hank Moss wishes his son's school had given him some warning about the graphic nature of one of their assigned books: Sherman Alexie's "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." They didn't, so he took his complaint to the school board, and the book was removed from the classroom pending a reexamination of the school's policies. Community members comment.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", challenge, parental involvement, sexually explicit, complaint procedure

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