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Banned Books Week

Celebrate ALA's annual Banned Books Week, September 23-29, 2018

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Sherman Alexie's The Diary of a Part-Time Indian

First, Sherman Alexie's young adult book is banned in Idaho schools (The Guardian, April 2014).

Teens decided to fight back by raising money to buy 350 copies to give away.  They exceeded their goal in 6 days and were sent another 350 copies by Mr. Alexie's publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

One of the teens had the police called on her when she gave the books away (The Daily Dot, April 2014).

But it all ended well when the officers saw nothing wrong and the man who called the police even took a book for himself.