A Republican World – The ‘ Wanting A Student Arrested For Passing Out A Book In A Park That A School Had Banned’ Edition – ‘Concerned Idaho citizen calls police over public banned book giveaway to high school students’
When a school ‘bans’ a book, it doesn’t make it illegal to own the book……well unless you live in the wselfare State of IDeeHoe……
‘According to KBOI, Junior Mountain View High school student Brady Kissel was distributing free copies of Sherman Alexie’s award winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to students who had signed a petition protesting the board’s recent decision’.
‘According to police, they received a call from someone concerned that the teenagers were picking up a copy of the book without permission from their parents’.
‘After speaking with Kissel, police left her explaining that they found nothing wrong with what she was doing at the park’.
‘In early April, the school board voted 2-1 to remove the winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature from the 10th grade curriculum following complaints from some parents concerned that the book contained sexually charged material and mocked the Christian religion’.
‘Following the ban, two Washington women held a crowd-sourced fundraiser to purchase copies of the book to distribute to the 350 students who had signed the petition protesting the board’s move. Working with a Boise bookstore, the women were able to purchase enough copies for all of the students with the publisher donating an additional 350 copies to be given away at a later date’.
‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is semi-autobiographical novel by Alexie, describing growing up on a Spokane Indian Reservation while attending an all-white secondary school’.
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/27/concerned-idaho-citizen-calls-police-over-public-banned-book-giveaway-to-high-school-students/