Article Title

Book still suspended from Crook County classrooms

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

1-13-2009

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; Crook County School Board; Sten Swanson

Outcome

15 people testified during the school board's meeting. The book was voted 4-1 to return to the school library (but remains suspended from classrooms).

Abstract

About 60 people arrived to discuss the fate of Sherman Alexie's "Part-Time Indian" book in Crook County classrooms. Ultimately, the book was acknowledged as controversial but relevant for a high school audience, and was reinstated to the school library with a vote of 4-1.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", challenge, review process, parental discretion, educational value

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