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The ‘disgusting? bestseller on a Victorian school’s reading list

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A furious parent has called for a prescribed reading text to be removed from the school curriculum.

Caller Lisa told Neil Mitchell this morning of a book her 13-year-old son was required to read for the upcoming school year.

Deemed too rude in parts of the U.S, the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a New York Times bestseller and has won an array of other literary awards.

Listen here to hear why the book has caused one mother distress:

 

Lisa says she’s raised her concerns with the school and says leadership were shocked when it was brought to their attention. 

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