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.
In honor of this year’s American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, teens ages 14 to 18 are invited to join teen members of Chicago Public Library’s Readers Theatre Troupe in special performances as they present excerpts of teen novels that have been banned or challenged.
For more information, contact [email protected] or call (312) 747-4780.
NOTE: This half-hour Reader’s Theatre performance is followed by an hour-long workshop exploring The Book Thief’s connection to teens today, presented by teaching artists from Steppenwolf Theatre.
YOUmedia, 1st Fl. Harold Washington Library, on Sat., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.
- Satan Is Not In These Books(beachwoodreporter.com)
- Banned Books Week: Are You There, Judy? It’s Me, Melissa.(eleventhstack.wordpress.com)
- Banned Books Week celebrates its 30th anniversary(csmonitor.com)
- Do you love a banned book?(lostandfoundbooks.wordpress.com)