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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

November 17, 2017
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is under fire again, this time at a school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We learned of the challenge via a biased news report. Shateraka Hampton is upset that her 7th grade son is reading the book for an assignment at Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus,…

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VICTORY: WI Superintendent Stands By The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

May 22, 2017
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VICTORY: WI Superintendent Stands By The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Last week, CBLDF joined the Kids Right to Read Project on a letter defending Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian after it was challenged in a Wisconsin school district. This week brings good news: The district superintendent has upheld a review committee’s decision to keep the book in the curriculum. A…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

June 3, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Following this week’s news of yet another challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, CBLDF has once again joined with the other coalition members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project to defend the book. Ahead of tonight’s school board meeting in Brunswick County, North Carolina, where community member Frankie…

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CBLDF Defends The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Montana Victory

November 12, 2013
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CBLDF Defends The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Montana Victory

A Billings, Montana, parent’s crusade against Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian ended after a packed school board meeting last night, during which the school board elected to retain the novel in area classrooms. CBLDF joined the Kids Right to Read Project in sending a letter to the school board in…

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Removed From Queens Reading List

August 2, 2013
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Removed From Queens Reading List

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which CBLDF has defended from challenges in the past, was apparently removed from a sixth-grade reading list in Queens, New York, earlier this week after complaints from parents. Unfortunately the few news sources that have reported on the case are biased and provide scant information,…

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Victory in IL: Absolutely True Diary Retained in 10th Grade Curriculum

October 25, 2017
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Victory in IL: Absolutely True Diary Retained in 10th Grade Curriculum

In a victory for the freedom to read, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been restored to the 10th grade curriculum at Alton High School in Alton, Illinois. The book was temporarily suspended pending a review committee decision, after one parent simply requested an alternate assignment for their own child.…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

October 17, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

For at least the fifth time this year, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been challenged as part of a public school curriculum. This time it’s at Alton High School in Alton, Illinois, and CBLDF recently joined with other members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project to urge that…

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VICTORY in California: Conejo Valley Board Finally Approves Part-Time Indian

August 16, 2017
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VICTORY in California: Conejo Valley Board Finally Approves Part-Time Indian

After a two-month delay, the Conejo Valley School Board in Thousand Oaks, California finally voted 4-1 last night to approve Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as part of the 9th grade curriculum. The holdup was due to stalling from board president Mike Dunn, who previously expressed concerns about profanity in…

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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

July 17, 2017
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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

After a rather eventful challenge process that included a secret vote, Wisconsin’s Sauk Prairie School Board announced on Friday that members unanimously chose to retainThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie in the 9th grade curriculum. A local newspaper, the Sauk Prairie Eagle, has filed a Freedom of Information Act request…

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Wisconsin School Board Withholds Result of Secret Vote on Part-Time Indian

July 14, 2017
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Wisconsin School Board Withholds Result of Secret Vote on Part-Time Indian

The school board in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin has taken a secret vote on whether to remove Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the curriculum, but refuses to announce the result until its next public meeting on July 24. There is no clear justification for the vote happening in closed…

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