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'Fifty Shades' trilogy makes U.S. list of challenged books

'Fifty Shades' trilogy makes U.S. list of challenged books | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The best-selling trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" placed No. 4 Monday on the American Library Association's annual study of "challenged books," works subject to complaints from parents, educators and other members of the public."

 

 

Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books in 2012:

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

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Fiction Review: Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie.

Fiction Review: Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award-winner’s latest work combines 15 classics (“The Toughest Indian in the World”; “Salt”; “Indian Education”) with 15 recent stories of varying length and tenor, and the result should attract new converts and invite back longtime fans.

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American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Authors banned in Tucson Unified School District respond

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Authors banned in Tucson Unified School District respond | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Sherman Alexie, Joseph Bruchac, Bill Bigelow, and Matt de la Pena responses to the banning of teaching ethnic material in Tucson Unified School District.

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Sherman Alexie: The Top 10 Pieces of Writing Advice I've Been Given | WritersDigest.com

Sherman Alexie: The Top 10 Pieces of Writing Advice I've Been Given | WritersDigest.com | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

To celebrate the short-story writer, poet, and novelist (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian), here are 10 Alexie's nuggets of wisdom for writers.

 

Source: Zachary Petit,  WritersDigest.com

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Sherman Alexie: Banned books are sacred documents now

Sherman Alexie: Banned books are sacred documents now | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Let's get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans are indigenous. So, in a strange way, I'm pleased that the racist folks of Arizona have officially declared, in banning me alongside Urrea, Baca, and Castillo, that their anti-immigration laws are also anti-Indian. I'm also strangely pleased that the folks of Arizona have officially announced their fear of an educated underclass. You give those brown kids some books about brown folks and what happens? Those brown kids change the world. In the effort to vanish our books, Arizona has actually given them enormous power. Arizona has made our books sacred documents now.

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