Article Title

GP School Board OKs controversial book

Newspaper

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Date

6-25-2014

Challenged Material

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Location

Grants Pass, Oregon

Participants

Grants Pass School Board

Outcome

School Board approved the use of the book in English classes

Photo Description

Photograph of Cliff Kuhlman holding a copy of the book and school Superintendent John Higgins

Photo Caption

Grants Pass School Board Vice Chairman Cliff Kuhlman displays a copy of Sherman Alexie's controversial book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" during a discussion about the book Tuesday. To his side is school Superintendent John Higgins.

Abstract

The Grants Pass School Board voted to approve Alexie's book for use in sophomore English classes. The curriculum council had previously rejected the book. Parents may choose to opt out if they do not want their child reading the book. The curriculum council had previously approved the use of "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson, about a young girl who is raped.

Keywords

school curriculum, sexual content, profanity, suitability for teens

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