Book removed from Meridian curriculum given out free

Idaho StatesmanApril 24, 2014 

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JOE JASZEWSKI — jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com Buy Photo

MERIDIAN — Mountain View High School student Brandon McKinley, 17, right, read one of 350 free copies of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie that were passed out at Kliner Park in Meridian on Wednesday evening.

Mountain View student Brady Kissel, 17, and the Rediscovered Bookstore conducted the giveaway with donations from around the country. The book had been taken off the curriculum of the Meridian School District for content that some objected to.

“It’s actually a really good book so far,” Brandon said.

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