GP School Board OKs controversial book
Grants Pass Daily Courier
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass School Board
School Board approved the use of the book in English classes
Photograph of Cliff Kuhlman holding a copy of the book and school Superintendent John Higgins
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.
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.
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