“Baffled” Cops Called to Police Teen Book Giveaway
Parents, concerned that teens would read the book without their parents’ permission, called the police to the scene. Still, all but 20 of the 350+ book copies were successfully given away.
“Gee, it’s almost like banning books from schools makes teens more likely to independently find and read those books. The cops apparently saw nothing wrong with Kissel’s activities, nor with the book’s brief mentions of masturbation, one of the oft-cited reasons for its being so frequently challenged.
Alexie’s publisher, Hachette Book Group, has responded to the students’ campaign by sending Rediscovered Books an additional 350 copies. So if you’re in Meridian, go pick up a free copy.”