Article Title

Controversial book will not be used in classrooms at this time

Newspaper

Central Oregonian (Prineville)

Date

1-14-2009

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; Jozee Moss; Jeff Landaker; Crook County School Board;

Outcome

The book is available to check-out through the library, but remains out of classrooms pending a re-write of the school's review process

Abstract

After concerned parent Hank Moss' complaints had Sherman Alexie's "Part-Time Indian" pulled from classrooms, the Crook County School Board voted to restore the book to the School library, but will keep the book out of classes until a more complete policy can be written and reviewed. Board members also hope to raise awareness of the proper complaint/challenge process.

Keywords

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

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