Monday, July 27, 2009

Banned Book Readout
Monday, September 28, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Banned Books Week 2009 is the twenty-eighth annual celebration of the freedom
to read.

Come celebrate the freedom to read with Sigma Tau Delta.
-Bring your favorite banned book
-Dress as your favorite banned book character
-Prepare a banned book dish to share
-Prepare a passage to read from a banned or challenged book
-Readings will be scored on categories such as "worthiness to be banned," ridiculousness factor," and "reading performance"
-Winners will choose from a selection of famously banned books

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose and the
freedom to express one’s opinion, even if that opinion might be
considered unpopular or unorthodox. The campaign stresses the
importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all
who wish to read them.

1 comment:

Kristen Ivy said...

Here are some ideas for food to bring to the Banned Books Readout:
Any Southern Style Food- Gone with the Wind
Oranges- A Clockwork Orange
Chocolate- The Chocolate War, Blood and Chocolate, & Like Water For Chocolate
Olives- Olive’s Ocean
Anything Huckleberry- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Anything with Peaches- James and the Giant Peach
Cheese- I am the cheese by Robert Cormier
Dominican food- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Cuban Food- Vamos A Cuba
Chinese food- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Other Books you might get ideas from:
all the Harry Potter Books
all The Lord of the Rings books
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Merchant of Venice
Twelfth Night
The Bible
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Blubber by Judy Blume
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Little Red Riding Hood