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Brunswick County Superintendent Stands Behind Part-Time Indian

August 8, 2014
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Brunswick County Superintendent Stands Behind Part-Time Indian

This week, Superintendent Edward Pruden released a letter that he sent to Frances Wood, the woman who is leading a campaign against Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Brunswick County, North Carolina. In the letter, Pruden tells Wood that he stands by the decision of the Cedar Grove Middle School…

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Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: 129 Years of Rabble Rousing

February 18, 2014
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Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: 129 Years of Rabble Rousing

Since its first American publication on February 18, 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the subject of praise and controversy. Following the adventures of Tom Sawyer’s lively comrade Huck Finn, the novel is among the first to be written in vernacular English common to the Antebellum South, language that contributed to…

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Community Divided Over The House of the Spirits as Final Banning Decision Draws Near

February 13, 2014
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Community Divided Over The House of the Spirits as Final Banning Decision Draws Near

Back in November, CBLDF co-signed a letter defending Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits after an outraged parent filed complains against the book being taught in her son’s honors English class. After months of review, the Watauga county school board held a meeting Monday evening to debate the future of the book in the…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Again)

February 12, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Again)

It’s a miracle if a week goes by without a challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Unfortunately, the novel has been challenged once again, this time in Sweet Home, Oregon. CBLDF has joined the CBLDF-sponsored Kid’s Right to Read Project in defending the novel, whose fate will be decided…

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