School yanks book from class after complaint
The Bulletin (Bend)
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Crook County, Oregon; Prineville, Oregon
Hank Moss; Jeff Landaker; Jim Golden, Linda Bilyeu
Although the book is currently not available in Crook County's high school, it will be reconsidered as part of an overall curriculum review. It remains in circularion in other local area high schools, uncontested.
Prineville father takes complaint about Sherman Alexie's "Absolutely True Diary" to school board; book is removed from classroom, angering defenders of the book's overall message and portrayal of teenagers' issues.
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", sexuality, sexual references, Native American, challenge, parental involvement