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Read Up with Lead Up

March saw our first Friday Night Forward and our first book tasting was an epic one, jam-packed with every genre, style, and time-period imaginable.

We featured a broad selection of material and activities along with some tasty pizza and themed desserts.

Inner Journeys: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

We invited our students to share in these special journeys from realistic fiction novels featuring a multitude of unique voices:

Banned!:  No Reading Any Time

We asked our students to consider these powerful banned and challenged books.

“Books that fall outside the white, straight, abled mainstream are challenged more often than books that do not destabilise the status quo…The message this sends is loud and clear: diversity is actually under attack. Minority perspectives are being silenced every year.”

  – American Libraries Association

Are the rumors about these books true? You’ll have to read to find out.

Keep an open mind and see what you find.

Ugly Ducklings:  Good Books, Bad Covers

We challenged our students to avoid judging these books by their covers for the chance to get swept up in an exciting read.

Dig In! To Some Not-So-Typical Reads

We wanted to show our students that there’s more to literature than they might think by giving them a smattering of graphic novels, short story anthologies, humor, poetry, plays, epistolary novels, and everything but the kitchen sink.

Dead, Not Dull:  These Authors May Be Dead, but Thier Novels Certainly Aren’t Boring

We dared our students to reconsider these oldies but goodies with a selection of classics that caused quite the uproar in their day (and some that are still controversial today).

Activities

How better to get to know a bunch of books than with a Scavenger Hunt?!
We finished off the night with Banned Book Trivia and Mug Shots.
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