Danger: Books!

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GRADES 6 – Adult
TOURS Sep – Dec, 2014
THEMES censorship, First Amendment rights, artistic freedom
EVENTS Banned Books Month, Teen Read Week, Young Readers Day

Danger: Books! is an ongoing series of readings from books that have been banned or challenged in the United States. The list of banned and challenged books continues to grow, so each year we offer a new selection of controversial readings. Past programs have included excerpts from Slaughterhouse-Five, Beloved, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Geography Club, Baby Be-bop, Fallen AngelsAnd Tango Makes Three, and Alice on the Outside. Professional actors perform selections in the Book-It Style, then facilitate a discussion on censorship and the First Amendment.

  • The Danger: Books! program is 45 minutes long, includes 3 readings from selected texts, and a discussion facilitated by the actors.
  • You select 3 readings from 7 offerings, which can be found in the study guide.
  • Danger: Books! does not include a book or workshop.

To book Danger: Books! for your school or community center call 206.428.6319 or email education@book-it.org.

Themes in Motion Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 30-45 min, 35 students max)

Adapt It! Stage It! Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-12, one hour, 35 students max)

Touring Story $600
additional travel fees apply

PICTURED: Devon Lamoreaux (16); Photo by Chris Bennion