Ban on Alexie's Part-Time Indian upheld in MO school.
From the News-Leader:
The Stockton school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to uphold its April decision to ban a book from the school curriculum.
The 7-0 vote came after a public forum about the novel, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.
The board also voted, 7-2, against a proposal to return the book to the high school library with restrictions.
Well, I'm gobsmacked. I wouldn't have been surprised about their decision to keep it out of the curriculum, but to keep it out of the HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY? Because of PROFANITY and references to MASTURBATION? Who do they think attends said high school, Wally Cleaver?
Let's revisit that passage¹, shall we?:
¹Well, I assume that's the passage, because, if I'm remembering correctly, that's the bit in this picture: