Meridian School District votes to remove novel
Trustees at the Meridian School District in southwest Idaho have voted to remove an award winning novel after some parents complained.
The Idaho Statesman reports in a story on Wednesday that trustees voted 2-1 to keep in place a hold on "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.
The National Book Award winning novel is narrated by a 14-year-old whose transfer makes him the only Native American in an all-white school.
Objections are based on discussions of sex, abuse, alcoholism, or on racist or profane statements from some characters.
Mountain View High School student Therese Kissel brought a petition with 350 signatures asking the board to keep the book.
But most of the 100 people who came to the meeting spoke against keeping the book.
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