Tag: chicago suburbs

This Week In Literary History: Remembering Hemingway

In the middle of the celebratory feel of this week, as we head into Independence Day Weekend, I would be remiss if we did not take a moment to remember this week (yesterday, in fact) as the anniversary of the death of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was born this month in 1899 in our very own... Read more »

Proposed Sherman Alexie Book-Ban in Chicago Suburban High School (Updated)

Chicago Tribune reports today that parents in the Chicago suburb of Antioch would like Sherman Alexie‘s National Book Award-winning book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, banned from freshman students’ summer reading lists. The novel tells the story of a 14-year-old Native American boy who leaves his school on a Washington reservation, attends... Read more »