Challenged book essay

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ESSAY, DUE NOVEMBER 8: For this assignment you will write a four-to-five-page (four COMPLETE pages minimum) argument either FOR or AGAINST the banning of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in school curriculum. You cannot argue from both sides, but must choose one side and make it the focus of your essay. So in terms of a thesis, the task here is rather simple. You will argue for one or the other, and your stance will be in relation to school curriculum/school libraries, not the public library realm, which presents a completely different debate. You are expected to present valid points of support for your thesis (reasons why), as well as a fully developed counterargument addressing a specific objection to your claim. In order to truly support your points, you must provide textual evidence straight from the book. This means you are required to provide five to eight direct quotes from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and cite those quotes following MLA guidelines (introduce each quote through a well-developed signal phrase and end each quote with the page number in parentheses). Failure to provide five to eight direct quotes from the text will result in automatic failure of the assignment. A works cited page is expected as well. You are not obligated to provide information from additional sources, although you are free to do so if you feel it would strengthen your overall argument. Just remember that you are arguing FOR or AGAINST the banning of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and not books in general.