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Committee decides to keep controversial book at Cedar Grove

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The challenge came after a public discussion of the book during a school board meeting June 3. (Source: WECT) The challenge came after a public discussion of the book during a school board meeting June 3. (Source: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Members of the Cedar Grove Middle School Media Advisory Committee met Tuesday morning to discuss the official challenge of Sherman Alexie's novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

They unanimously determined  the novel will remain in the curriculum and part of the media collection. Each committee member read the novel and came together for a thorough committee review and discussion.

The challenge came after a public discussion of the book during a school board meeting June 3.

Frankie Wood voiced her objection to the book during the meeting and said it shouldn't be taught in classrooms because of the graphic sexual language and inappropriate content. The novel has content issues such as homosexuality, profanity, and violence.

Appeals to the committee's decision will be handled by the superintendent and ultimately the Brunswick County Board of Education.

Parents also have the option of alternate reading assignments for their children if they have an objection to any particular book.

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