Book still suspended from Crook County classrooms
The Bulletin (Bend)
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Crook County, Oregon; Prineville, Oregon
Hank Moss; Crook County School Board; Sten Swanson
15 people testified during the school board's meeting. The book was voted 4-1 to return to the school library (but remains suspended from classrooms).
About 60 people arrived to discuss the fate of Sherman Alexie's "Part-Time Indian" book in Crook County classrooms. Ultimately, the book was acknowledged as controversial but relevant for a high school audience, and was reinstated to the school library with a vote of 4-1.
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", challenge, review process, parental discretion, educational value