A Sherman Alexie book is being banned from the Richland school district, says the Tri-City Herald:
Students in Richland school classes won't read an award-winning book by a Northwest author in the foreseeable future.
The Richland School Board voted 3-2 this week to prohibit use of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie in classrooms of any grade level.
The book had been piloted in a ninth-grade English class last fall and then was reviewed by the district's Instructional Materials Committee.
The original question before the board was whether to use Absolutely True in freshman classes. But the final vote took it away from all students.
None of the board members had read Absolutely True, they conceded.
Don't these mouth-breathers know that every time you ban a book, you make that book more popular?