May 16, 2022

North Carolina: Brunswick School Officials to Keep Challenged Book in Curriculum, Library

From The StarNews (Wilmington, NC):

School officials have decided that “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” will stay on the shelves of one Brunswick County middle school.

Staff and parents from Cedar Grove Middle School decided on Tuesday that the book will stay part of the school’s library collection and in the school’s curriculum. The book is currently taught as part of one eighth-grade honors course.

Frankie Wood of Ash brought an official challenge against the book to Cedar Grove Middle School on June 30. Wood objects to the book’s references to sexual behavior, vulgar language, racism and bullying and violence, she wrote in her complaint

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