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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

3 Ways to Figure Out What Young Adult Books to Read Next

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading a book that broke your heart or made you swoon or even had you pull a Silver Linings Playbook and hurl it out a window, inevitably you wonder, "Now what?"

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

Idaho School District Bans Book About Native American Teenager

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, April 4 (Reuters) - The largest school district in Idaho has banned from its curriculum an award-wi...

Award-Winning YA Book Pulled From School Reading List After Parents Complain

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

An award-winning young adult novel that mentions masturbation was reportedly removed from the sixth-grade reading list of a New York City school after...

Writing Down the Grief

Lori Ungemah | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

I always openly address grief, dying, and grieving in my classroom. Between the many deaths in literature and the persistent grief and melancholia in poetry, it's a subject that weaves itself easily into an English class.

World Book Night: Millions Of Books To Be Donated Around World!

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- You won't need to visit a store or library Monday night to see a book change hands or receive a free copy yourself. Thousands of towns ...

Sherman Alexie Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherman Alexie has won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday morning. Alexie's 2009 novel, "War Dances," came out on t...

Parents Seek To Have 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' Banned From 9th Grade Reading List

Chicago Tribune | Ruth Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some parents of incoming freshmen at Antioch High School want an assigned summer reading book pulled from the school's shelves and the curriculum beca...