An Invitation To Join The U.L.S. The Underground Library Society–In Honor of National Banned Books Week

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This week is National Banned Books Week–an important time to focus on the risks of books being banned and challenged.

In an earlier First Year Class at Lehigh University, The U.L.S. — The Underground Library Society — was created. It is in the spirit of the Book People from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. In that novel, all books have been banned, and a few people “become” books by memorizing them, in the hope that, one day, books will be permitted to exist again.

In that spirit, I am putting out the call once more for like-minded people to join The U.L.S. All that is needed is to choose a book you would memorize if the need ever arose. You do not actually have to memorize  the book now. If you wish to join, simply write a guest post in which you say what book you would “become” and why.

I hope many of you choose to join.

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12 thoughts on “An Invitation To Join The U.L.S. The Underground Library Society–In Honor of National Banned Books Week

  1. I like this project — I’ve been watching it for a while, and would like to participate. The thing that holds me back is, it’s very hard to choose a book. I have two of many in mind: “El llano en llamas” of Juan Rulfo (I majored in Spanish) and “As I Lay Dying” by Faulkner. But I need to do justice in writing as to why I would “memorize” one or the other of these two books! It’s a great idea you have here.

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