Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum – Strange Bedfellows — Politics News

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum – Strange Bedfellows — Politics News.

I love this!

When an Idaho school board banned Sherman Alexie’s book “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian,” hundreds of high school students signed a petition to protest this action.

And now two Washington women have raised enough money to make sure every student who signed the petition gets a copy of the banned book.

Cowabunga!

I loathe book banners, and love students who protest banned books.

NO ONE tells me what I can and cannot read.

And I feel young people should make up their own minds about books and the printed word.

People who ban books should spend more time in the schoolyard listening to the conversations that are happening.

Curse words and references to masturbation are tame compared to what I’ve heard in the schoolyard!

Kudo’s to the protesting students and the women who raised money for the books!

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