Antioch district decides against book ban

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Despite objections from several parents who find its language vulgar and racist, an award-winning book will be kept on the summer reading list at Antioch High School while an alternative will be offered for those who request it, officials said Monday. The book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie is a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy who triumphs over obstacles after leaving an American Indian reservation to attend an all-white school.