National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie doesn’t mind bothering people. He likes stirring up what he describes as “small-town, white conservatives.”
“Humor is a big part of who Indians are,” award-winning author Sherman Alexie said. “Pop culture has always portrayed us as this stoic piece of granite. We have always been a very dynamic people and we will remain dynamic.”
Sherman Alexie, author of “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” is scheduled to present a lecture Thursday at 6 p.m. at Rocky Mountain College.
The Billings Public Library and School District 2 were among the winners Thursday during the Montana Library Association’s annual conference at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
Renowned author Sherman Alexie is coming to Billings in October to give the 2014 Common Read Lecture at Rocky Mountain College.
School District 2 has tightened up its procedures for letting parents know what books are on the middle and high school required reading lists and how to request an alternate title.
The School District 2 board will discuss on Monday night how parents can opt their children out of required reading if they find the material offensive.
A School District 2 committee is recommending that Sherman Alexie’s controversial young-adult novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” stay on the high school required reading list.
A mother upset by the selection of Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” a young-adult novel that deals frankly with life on an American Indian reservation, is asking the School District 2 to remove the novel from its required reading list.
A mother upset by the selection of a young-adult novel that deals frankly with life on an American Indian reservation is asking School District 2 for a second time to remove the novel from its required reading list.
A volunteer committee of independent booksellers has selected six books as winners of Pacific Northwest Book Awards.