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Alexie Book Target Of Fundraiser

On the Inlander blog Bloglander, Lisa Waananen reports how two women took action when the Meridian School Board voted 2-1 to remove Sherman Alexie's “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” from school curriculum: “After reading about this, Jennifer Lott of Spokane and her friend Sara Baker — who’s also from Spokane but now lives in Seattle — decided to do something about it. They came up with a plan to buy 350 copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — one for each student who signed the petition. They reached out to a Meridian School District teacher, who will help coordinate distribution of the donated books for World Book Night on April 23. Lott, who has a background in public libraries and issues like Banned Books Week, says she and Baker are pro-education and support the free exchange of ideas. More here.

Question: What do you think of the response by Jennifer Lott and Sara Baker to the Meridian School Board's move against Sherman Alexie's book?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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