Congratulations to the awesome middle school students from Licton Springs K-8 School – they did an amazing job reading aloud selections from banned and challenged books at the Lake City Branch on the evening of Monday, October 6th!
Sherman Alexie himself sent an email of encouragement with these words:
“I love the bravery of these kids reading banned books.
It’s not just an assertion of their right to read but to declare they are in charge of their own imagination.
Tonight we’re celebrating banned books, but we’re also also celebrating these students’ declaration of personal intellectual freedom. Plus they’re reading dorks like me.
I love book geeks! Book Geeks forever!”