The Absolutely True Diary Of The Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

2068 Words Oct 26th, 2016 9 Pages
Banned Book Research Paper There are many books around the world that are and have been for hundreds of years. The earliest book burning known was about two-thousand years ago in what is now China, by the Qin dynasty. Books have been banned for numerous reasons such as racial issues, the potential for damaging lifestyles, sexual situations, violence, and judgements of inappropriate behavior based on the age of the reader. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is one of those books, and in the opinions of many the novel actually consists of nearly all of these reasons why most books are banned. The book is actually one, if not the most, challenged book in the United States. Sherman Alexie 's 2007 novel The Absolutely True Diary of the Part-Time Indian is considered a controversial novel because of it 's demeaning references to alcoholism, poverty, bullying, violence, and sexual innuendos, as well as for the tragic deaths of characters and the use of profanity or slurs related to homosexuality and mental disabilities throughout the novel. Despite these reviews and assessments, students should be allowed to read it because of the life lessons it teaches. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was published in 2007 on September twelfth, by Little, Brown and Company. (“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian;Wiki”) In the award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie makes a clear story of the life of a…
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