Student Thwarts School's Book Ban by Forming Secret Lending Library

A pseudonymous (presumably) student named Kat Atreides responded to her school's ban on a large number of books by forming a secret library in her locker, and then loaning out banned books to students:

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. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. 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. Well... I did but not too much. 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!


I hope that the school administrators were actually trying to trick students into reading, and weren't so foolish as to imagine that banning books would lead to teenagers not reading them.

Link via Jessamyn West

image by flickr user florian.b used under creative commons license

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Catcher in The Rye? I suppose the other banned books were Brave New World and Lady Chatterley's Lover. Not imaginative enough to fake something contemporary?

Come on.
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"Let’s say that I am some white trash sort from Alaska, the mayor of a small town. Why, I might just march into the “liberry” and threaten, obliquely, the librarian if she doesn’t remove certain books from the shelves."

Yeah, because we all know *that* really happened...:::cough:::

Too bad it's a hoax. I wish whoever 'Kat' really is had put this much work and creativity into something useful.

(OK, besides 'useful'='inspiring a bunch of dorks on the net to research and quibble about it')
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