Best Banned Book/Teen Reader Story I’ve Heard in Years

Boingboing.net reports that a teenage boy is keeping a lending library of his school’s banned books (with an inventory and due dates and everything!) in an empty locker next to his. Demand was so great for particular books his school had banned, such as Catcher in the Rye (heaven forbid the kids get out of control if they read that oldy but goody). The article source was Yahoo Questions so the location of the school is not named but it sounds like it may be a parochial school.  It’s great! I’m so glad to hear that kids want to read so desperately that they are willing to run the risk of “illegal” libraries. Here are some of the books listed that the teenager has inventoried. Click here to read the full article.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
His Dark Materials trilogy
Sabriel
The Canterbury Tales
Candide
The Divine Comedy
Paradise Lost
The Godfather
Mort
Interview with the Vampire
The Hunger Games
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Animal Farm
The Witches
Shade’s Children
The Evolution of Man
the Holy Qu’ran
… and lots more.

source: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/24/kid-keeping-a-lendin.html

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