Dade County removes novel from school library and reading list

photo "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" (2007) is a novel for young adults written by Sherman Alexie. The book has been banned for the time being by the Dade County High School superintendent after parents complained about its content.

Dade County, Ga., school officials have pulled a book from library shelves and the required high school reading list because of complaints from parents.

Dade County High students had been required to read "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian," but after numerous complaints about vulgarity, racism and anti-Christian content, Superintendent Shawn Tobin decided to remove the book until it could be reviewed by a media center committee.

"Some people thought it was the greatest book ever, and some people thought it was the most perverted book ever," Tobin said.