Salem students pull an all-nighter with banned books
By Tom Dalton | November 10, 2010
Jefell Campos, a junior at Salem Academy Charter School, drew stares yesterday as he walked down the school corridor.
“I decided to go all out,” said the 17-year-old, who was wearing red, white and blue one-piece pajamas and a Patriots stocking cap with dangling dreadlocks.
On most days, Campos would have been sent home.
But yesterday, he was a celebrity — one of 40 seniors and juniors taking part in “Banned Books Jim-Jam!” a nonstop reading of banned or controversial books. It was part educational sleepover (“Jim-Jam” is British slang for pajama party) and part living lesson about a precious freedom.