Local Christian parents object to a line in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian about masturbation. Book is pulled from school shelves. Local high school student hands out copies of the book for free. Chaos ensues.
Junior Mountain View High school student Brady Kissel showed up at Kleiner park in Meridian to pass out copies of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie — a book that’s received national attention thanks to some local parents complaining about the novel.
Some parents believe the book is not appropriate for 10th graders. Others who showed up said they had no problem with their teenager reading it.
The book was taken off the Meridian School District’s reading list and is under reveiw. It is still on the shelves in school libraries.
Some Meridian parents objected to the sexual content in the book. Others say the book is anti-Christian. Some readers say they’ve seen worse.