Article Title

Oregon school district considers ban on Sherman Alexie novel

Newspaper

KPLU public radio (Seattle, WA)

Date

2-3-2014

Challenged Material

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

Location

Sweet Home, Oregon

Participants

Sweet Home School District

Photo Description

Photograph of Sherman Alexie

Photo Caption

In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Sherman Alexie is shown at the 58th National Book Awards in New York.

Abstract

Five parents of eighth-grade students in the Sweet Home school district asked to have "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" reevaluated. It has been challenged before for profanity and violent and sexual content. The school board was in the process of making a decision.

Keywords

challenge, school curriculum, middle school, profanity, sexual content, violence

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