Article Title

The realities of high school

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

2-2-2009

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

Marie Annette, Crook County High Schools

Abstract

Recent graduate Louis Deenik responds to the idea that banning Alexie's "Part-Time Indian" as being sexually immoral and leading students to a sinful existence is absurd and claims that now, more than ever, do teenagers need guidance and a safe educational environment to confront issues of sex and morality.

Keywords

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", sexuality, alcohol, teenagers, encouragement for good books

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