As I switch off.. mentally and electronically … I will leave you with a post by Jennie Fitzkee.. about how just one children’s book can teach a young child acceptance, morality, life, death and friendshp. Do you have a favourite book that you would fight for if it was to be banned? Find out more about the U.L.S. (Underground Library Society) and enjoy the rest of the post.. thanks Sally
What would you do if a beloved book, rich in meaning and literature, were to be banned, gone forever? Would you vow to memorize the book in order to save it? I would. When Charles French, a professor of English Literature, formed a society at Lehigh University in his English 2 class for the purpose of appreciating all books – especially those that have been banned over the years – I knew this was more than a brilliant idea. Much like the storyline in Fahrenheit 451, the members of the U.L.S. (Underground Library Society) pick a book to save, if books were banned.
The society has now grown well beyond the boarders of Lehigh. I chose to champion classic children’s books. Thank you for including me in the U.L.S. I am giving a shoutout to readers to become a member and tell the world about your favorite book, and why…
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