Sunday, May 24, 2009

Seriously.... why do we ban books?

A student who goes to a very strict private school decided to make good use of the empty locker beside them. The school bans any book that opposes Catholicism in any way. So this open-minded teen keeps any of the banned books with any literary value in that empty locker to loan out to students who want to read them. Saves them having to buy the book or deal with a library.

The only reason we know about this 'secret library' is because the student went on Yahoo Answers to ask if what they were doing was legal.

The books that are so awful that they have to be hidden in an empty locker? (partial list follows)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Paradise Lost
  • The Godfather
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Animal Farm
  • The Evolution of Man
  • the Holy Qu'ran
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Catch-22
  • East of Eden
  • The Brothers Grimm Unabridged Fairytales.
Found at boingboing.

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