Sherman Alexie

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Two women in Washington have raised enough money to send 350 copies of a controversial book by Sherman Alexie to students in Meridian, Idaho. It's a reaction to the Meridian school board's decision to suspend use of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Parents complained about profanity and sexual content in the novel.

A school district in Sweet Home, Ore., is considering whether to pull a book by Northwest author Sherman Alexie from junior high classrooms.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

(This post was updated at 10 a.m.)

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.