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Student Runs Secret Banned Books Library from Locker

Care2 – “A Catholic school student who identifies herself by the avatar name “Nekochan” started an unofficial library of banned books that she runs out of her locker at school. She began to lend books to her classmates when her school banned a long list of classic titles, including The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost and Animal Farm. Concerned about getting in trouble for violating school rules, Nekochan wrote a letter to an online advice column to ask if it was “ok to run an illegal library” from her locker.”

3 Responses to “Student Runs Secret Banned Books Library from Locker”

  1. terry
    September 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    this is ridiculous. Only in America can you find a banned book at any public library, or order said banned book from any online bookstore.

  2. Stacey
    September 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    This is sane and sensible. What is ridiculous is banning students from reading. Not all students have the access and funds necessary to purchase banned books through online resources. Not all students live near public libraries, and many that do not also fail to have transportation available to them to get to the public library. What happened to the First Amendment? Why are we denying our youngest citizens the right to read? What is it, now more than ever, that has American society so intent on censoring reading materials? The greatest terror of all is the terror that reigns when ideas are under restrain.

    Kudos to the student mature enough to realize this and provide her peers with access to ideas and the freedom to read!

  3. Paul Adasiak
    September 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    While awesome, this news is three years old.

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