Article Title

Why was it 'required reading'? (editorial)

Newspaper

Central Oregonian (Prineville)

Date

12-27-2008

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, Central Linn High School

Abstract

This editorial urges instructors to be mindful of the line between teaching and indoctrinating, and wonders if this issue would even be a problem if the book was not required reading.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", education, educational value, teaching controversial subjects

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