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Committee reads new Sherman Alexie book; RSD bans it

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - According to the Associated Press, the Richland School District has banned author and poet, Sherman Alexie's new book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian".

The decision was made after the district's Instructional Materials Committee read the book. The committee was divided; some opposed it while others endorsed the book. Profanity and sex scenes were the concern.

The Richland School Board considered those mixed recommendations and voted to remove the book from the reading lists.

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