Posts Tagged ‘ challenged for: profanity ’

Missouri School Pulls The Hate U Give for Review

February 2, 2018
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Missouri School Pulls The Hate U Give  for Review

Missouri Middle School pulls critically acclaimed YA novel after pressure from local lawmaker. Reed Academy in Springfield, Missouri pulled the book twice recently, in order to review it after concerns regarding an ineffective permission slip and the book’s profanity were brought to the attention of the school and local lawmaker Rep. Sonya Anderson by a…

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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore BUCK to Classrooms in Maryland

December 21, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore BUCK to Classrooms in Maryland

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in calling for the restoration of BUCK: A Memoir by M.K. Asante to Baltimore County School District classrooms. CBLDF is a sponsor of KRRP. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique…

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Baltimore Pulls Buck Out of School

December 8, 2017
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Baltimore Pulls  Buck  Out of School

Baltimore County School District has caved to pressure from parents and removed MK Asante’s award winning memoir Buck from the curriculum at Digital Harbor High School. Parents claimed profanity, as well as graphically described sexual acts, were the reasons Buck was inappropriate for 9th graders. Out of a 272-page book, parents complaints mostly centered around one out-of-context chapter…

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Conejo Valley Board Leaves Part-Time Indian in Limbo for Upcoming School Year

June 30, 2017
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Conejo Valley Board Leaves Part-Time Indian in Limbo for Upcoming School Year

Despite a letter from CBLDF and other members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, the school board of Conejo Valley Unified School District in Thousand Oaks, California failed to take any action on approving Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian for 9th grade classroom use at its final meeting of…

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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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Minnesota Principal Defends Absolutely True Diary from Challenge

May 25, 2017
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Minnesota Principal Defends Absolutely True Diary from Challenge

Good news from Minnesota! Following receipt of a letter from National Coalition Against Censorship member organizations including CBLDF, the principal of New London-Spicer Middle School responded that she will recommend keeping Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in the 8th grade curriculum. The book was challenged by parents who said it…

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CBLDF Signs on to Defend Part-Time Indian in Wisconsin School District

May 18, 2017
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CBLDF Signs on to Defend Part-Time Indian in Wisconsin School District

As a Wisconsin school superintendent prepares to make a recommendation regarding a challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, CBLDF this week signed on to a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, urging him to rule in favor of the book’s place in the…

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Alexie Challenged Again, This Time in Minnesota

May 12, 2017
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Alexie Challenged Again, This Time in Minnesota

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was recently challenged in Wisconsin, and now it’s under attack in neighboring Minnesota. A pair of parents of New London-Spicer Schools 8th graders have challenged the acclaimed novel, citing “gratuitous and unnecessary” profanity and reference to sexual acts as reasons for offense. Despite being offered…

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Wisconsinites Pack Board Meeting for Debate Over Absolutely True Diary

May 11, 2017
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Wisconsinites Pack Board Meeting for Debate Over Absolutely True Diary

Community debate continues over Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, where a review committee recently recommended to Superintendent Cliff Thompson that the book remain in the 9th grade curriculum at Sauk Prairie High School despite a parent’s challenge. Thompson will in turn make his own recommendation…

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Part-Time Indian Survives Wisconsin Challenge

May 2, 2017
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Part-Time Indian Survives Wisconsin Challenge

Sherman Alexie’s bestselling YA novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has survived a committee review after a challenge at the Sauk Prairie High School in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. The book is part of the 9th grade curriculum in the school, but a formal complaint was filed during the second semester of the school…

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