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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

October 5, 2018
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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

According to The Emporia Gazette, Austin Schopper, an English teacher at Waverly High School in Kansas was suspended right before Banned Books Week, for suggesting The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as an addition to his curriculum. The suspension is set to last nine days and will begin on September 11th. Schopper told…

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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

March 9, 2018
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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

Parents of high school students in Midland, Michigan have opted to pass around a petition requesting the school ban Alexie Sherman’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, despite administrators clear instructions that they will only respond to a written request for further action. The YA novel about a teenage boy’s experiences growing up…

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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017
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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

As the year wraps up, we take a look back at our most-read news stories of 2017… 1. Alaska School Board Removes Four Titles from Reading List After Parent Complaints Five popular, award-winning, and critically praised novels were removed from an alternative reading list for high school students in Nome, Alaska after parent complaints, leading to…

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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

December 27, 2017
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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

In 2017, CBLDF was busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. As we wrap up a busy year defending the right to read, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve helped defend. Bone by Jeff Smith Location of challenge: Undisclosed Jeff Smith’s Bone was challenged at…

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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

December 22, 2017
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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

The National Coalition Against Censorship, CBLDF’s frequent partner in the fight for free expression, has named their free speech offenders and defenders for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the free speech heroes and villains that CBLDF helped support (or fight!) this year… DEFENDER: Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Congressman William Lacy Clay led…

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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

October 11, 2017
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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

In a victory for the freedom to read, the school board in Annandale, Minnesota has chosen to keep Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in the 9th grade curriculum despite calls from a small group of parents to ban it due to “explicit language.” CBLDF and other sponsors of the Kids’…

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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

September 27, 2017
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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, CBLDF has been busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. In recognition of Banned Books Week, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve defended so far this year. 1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Location of challenge: Marshfield, Wisconsin A parent 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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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

June 14, 2017
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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

In a 3-2 vote, the school board for the New London-Spicer school district has affirmed an administrator’s defense of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book is part of the 8th grade curriculum in the district and students were offered an alternative assignment if their parents objected to the book. Nevertheless,…

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