Another Call To Join the U.L.S., The Underground Library Society

To all fellow book lovers, cheers to the U.L.S. and to Charles French, the founder. I am a proud member. Read on!

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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. I put this request out several times over the course of a year, because I hope to have more people join in the cause.

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’sFahrenheit 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…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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13 Responses to Another Call To Join the U.L.S., The Underground Library Society

  1. Thank you for featuring this very useful and important group, Jennie! I hope a lot of writers and authors will take part. Have a nice week! xx Michael

    • Jennie says:

      I hope so, too. Just the thought of banning books should be enough to make everyone do something to preserve literature. Best to you, Michael.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Shared both posts on Twitter, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Sounds like a great idea!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Where does it stop? What happens when you try to censor books? Young people become even more curious and find ways to get ahold of the copies. It’s only one step away from censoring ideas.

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