Students raise money, give away 300 copies of book banned in their school

Jaimie sez, "My bookstore helped a high school student distribute almost 300 free copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, a book that has been challenged and removed from the Meridian (Idaho) School District curriculum." Funds were raised by two Washington students." They're going to give away another 350 copies that the publisher donated next week. Go kids! (Thanks, Jamie!)

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  1. Wow, I can't believe this story made it to Boing Boing! I'm one of the two Washington women (my friend is a college student; I'm out of school) who launched the drive. We knew from the beginning that the book was removed from the curriculum and not fully banned, but we wanted to make sure it was available to whoever wanted to read it. We never thought it would get this big! As Washingtonians we love Sherman Alexie. And I've been active in libraries for a big part of my life--I think reading controversial material is incredibly important. Anyway, thanks for talking about this! I've been reading Boing Boing for years. Gonna go geek out now. blush

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