Article Title

Book Crook County schools banned is a good, worthwhile read

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

1-23-2009

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

Crook County School Board

Abstract

Janet Stevens, deputy editor of The Bulletin, argues that the values presented in Sherman Alexie's "Part-Time Indian" are far better than those presented in most television produced for teenagers, and should not be condemned for one small passage of 'questionable' content.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", Native American, accuracy, suitability for teens, moral values

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