Jessamyn West over at librarian.net posted this about an underground library being run in a high school … This kid, apparently, even has a selection policy … Nice (that is if this story is, indeed, real … I have doubts, but even so it’s a good story)!!!
Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school?
I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we’re not allowed to read.
One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble.
Then (surprise!) a boy in my English class asked if he could borrow the book, because he heard it was very good AND it was banned!
This happened a lot and my locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker, about half of what was on the list.
I took care only to bring the books with literary quality. Some of these books are:
>The Perks of Being a Wallflower
>His Dark Materials trilogy