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North Carolina Woman Challenges Absolutely True Diary for Second Time

April 24, 2015
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North Carolina Woman Challenges Absolutely True Diary for Second Time

The Brunswick County, North Carolina woman who last year waged a fruitless months-long battle to have Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian banned from a local middle school has resurfaced this week to challenge the same book again, this time in a high school. This time around, she has adopted the…

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Iowa Teachers Fight Ban of Absolutely True Diary

April 10, 2015
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Iowa Teachers Fight Ban of Absolutely True Diary

School district administrators and teachers in Waterloo, Iowa are currently locked in a debate as to whether Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is appropriate for middle school classrooms. The district’s curriculum director sent an email ordering the book’s removal on March 13, but at least five teachers have pushed back,…

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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

October 28, 2014
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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

The Parkway Local School District in northwest Ohio last week formed a committee to consider a challenge to the collaborative memoir The Freedom Writers Diary after the father of a high school freshman asked that it be banned from classrooms. Although the district is following its review policy regarding challenges, the book is currently suspended…

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Absolutely True Diary Restricted in Brunswick County Schools

September 12, 2014
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Absolutely True Diary Restricted in Brunswick County Schools

One North Carolina woman’s months-long crusade against Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian culminated this week with a disappointing compromise: the book will remain in Brunswick County middle school libraries, but will be kept behind the counter where only students with parental permission may check it out. Frances Wood of Ash,…

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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

July 25, 2014
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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

Since we last checked in with Brunswick County, North Carolina, where local resident Frances Wood is on a one-woman crusade to have Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian banned from Cedar Grove Middle School, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that a review committee at the…

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Oregon School Board Overrules Pre-emptive Ban on Absolutely True Diary

June 30, 2014
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Oregon School Board Overrules Pre-emptive Ban on Absolutely True Diary

Here’s some good news to start the week: The school board in Grants Pass, Oregon has approved Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian for use in 10th-grade English classes after it was initially rejected by the district’s curriculum council. Each board member read the entire book, and all but one “found the…

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North Carolina Woman May Not Pursue Challenge to Absolutely True Diary

June 5, 2014
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North Carolina Woman May Not Pursue Challenge to Absolutely True Diary

Earlier this week, news broke of yet another challenge brewing for Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Frankie Wood of Brunswick County, North Carolina, who has no children in the local school district, was nevertheless circulating petitions in area churches to have the book removed from schools because it mentions masturbation…

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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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North Carolina Woman Challenges “Disgusting” Absolutely True Diary

June 3, 2014
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North Carolina Woman Challenges “Disgusting” Absolutely True Diary

We have nearly lost count of how many times Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been challenged in schools across the United States, but it’s happening again in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Frankie Wood, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who has no children in Brunswick County schools, has circulated a petition in…

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Idaho Resident Calls Police on Absolutely True Diary Giveaway

April 25, 2014
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Idaho Resident Calls Police on Absolutely True Diary Giveaway

For this year’s World Book Night, some free-speech-loving folk in Meridian, Idaho, had the great idea to hand out free copies of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is currently suspended from classroom use in the Meridian school district due to a pending challenge (it’s also a pretty popular target…

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