Now Is The Time: Stand Up for Banned and Challenged Books
Date: Sat. October 13, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Program: Reader’s Theater (Teens)
About this event:
In The Book Thief, the fall 2012 selection for One Book, One Chicago, books are not only banned, they are burned. While many years have passed since Liesel had to steal books, we still fight for the freedom to choose what we read even today. During the American Library Association's Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6), teens ages 14-18 are invited to join teen members of Chicago Public Library's Readers Theatre Troupe in special performances as they present excepts of teen novels that have been banned or challenged. For more information, contact email@example.com or (312) 747-4780.
NOTE: This half-hour Reader’s Theatre performance will be followed by an hour-long workshop exploring The Book Thief's connection to teens today, presented by teaching artists from Steppenwolf Theatre.