This week begins National Banned Books Week when we celebrate our right to read what we want! Part of libraries’ raison d’etre is to resist censorship and protect people’s privacy and informational freedom. Can you guess some of the books which have been challenged in the past? How about the Harry Potter series? Oh, of course, you … More This Week is Banned Book Week!
Hi everyone! Next week is LitFest 2013, and I am super excited! I wish that I could go to every session! With people like Nina LaCour, Luis J. Rodriguez, and, wow, Joyce Carol Oates…well, we are one lucky school! Not to mention our own talented staff who we may sometimes forget are super-talented artists, writers, … More LitFest 2013
Oral Tradition: MA Stories Continued Derek Anderson, Host Yesterday’s Oral Tradition: MA Stories was my first. I had heard about it in previous years; heard the tales commented on by teachers and students, heard the personal histories resonate into our community, and listened as the stories were re-told over lunch. For the last two years … More