Banned Book Week at Decatur High SchoolDecatur Metro | October 1, 2009
DHS teacher Chris Billingsley writes in…
Decatur High School is celebrating national “Banned Books Week”. We have a terrific display in the library containing books banned in the past, such as Ayn Rand- “The Fountainhead”, Harper Lee- “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Ernest Hemingway- “A Farewell To Arms”, Jack London- The Call Of The Wild” (according to the book cover, it was burned in Nazi Germany), J.D. Salinger- “The Catcher In The Rye”, and Pat Conroy’s “Beach Music”. In addition to the display, posters throughout the school and morning announcements promote the celebration.
FYI- The DHS library contains all the books listed above except Conroy’s “Beach Music”.
Ban books. Sounds like something that a bunch of “phonies” would dream up!