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Citizen Calls Cops On Book Giveaway

Police in Meridian, Idaho, were recently dispatched to a public park after a concerned citizen reported a high school student distributing free copies of a book recently banned by the local school board. According to KBOI, Junior Mountain View High school student Brady Kissel was distributing free copies of Sherman Alexie’s award winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to students who had signed a petition protesting the board’s recent decision. An hour after Kissel started distributing the books the police showed up/Tom Boggioni, The Raw Story. More here.

Question: Is there a better way to publicize a book than to have someone try to ban it?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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