A New Invitation To Join The U.L.S., The Underground Library Society!

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I am again asking for those who would like to join the U.L.S.,the Underground Library Society, to join and write a guest post.

In an earlier First Year Class at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, 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.

I am again teaching the subject of banned books and censorship, and my students will take part in this organization, and I hope that many of you do also. My students will create posters about the book they choose, put them up at various places on campus, do a blog post on the project, memorize one paragraph form their chosen books, and then give a short presentation about the work at the end of the semester.

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. You do not need to create a poster, although if you do, I ask only that you use the logo of the U.L.S. on this page. 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.

If you do wish to do a post, please email me at frenchc1955@yahoo.com  and write a guest post as a Word doc. Thank you.

Charles F. French

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I am looking forward to hearing from new members!

 

14 thoughts on “A New Invitation To Join The U.L.S., The Underground Library Society!

  1. Oh this is right up my alley, for I have always hated the idea of banning books. I absolutely want to be a member! I remember when I was younger how the book banners wanted to ban the Nancy Drew books for being “Poor examples of literature for young people.” I could choke. Nancy Drew was so far ahead of her time – driving a car all of her own, and going out to solve mysteries. She was not at all the type of young lady that most ladies of the day would try to follow.

    So many books were banned for all the wrong reasons. I think the loss of freedom of what we read is the worst loss of freedom we can suffer. Let’s ban the book banners and support banned books everywhere! Thank you kindly for starting this. We truly need it.

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