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Banned Book Contest!

Barbara Guerrero
Preuss High School students give speech on banned books.

From October 1 and ending October 7, the Preuss School librarians held their annual  Banned Book Mini Book Jacket Contest. The voting took place from October 9 through the 13th. The winner will receive a book of their choice. 

This activity coincides with  the American Library Association’s nationwide Banned Book Week  and the students who enter the competition must choose a book out of the list of banned books from around the whole country. After deciding on their book, the student takes inspiration from the message it promotes to inspire them to make their own cover for that book. Inside each booklet the students have to write why and what group challenged or banned the book and other useful information that they choose. At the end of the project the students go to the library’s front desk and turn in their completed booklet along with their contact information in order to enter the competition.

The contest has been a Preuss tradition  for about fifteen to twenty years; however  the banned “booklet” cover is a tradition created by our very own librarians about six years ago. Before this activity was created into a booklet competition, the library had students create posters based on a banned book of their choice instead.

“Me and Ms.Gonzalez got an idea of changing the posters to booklets at a library’s workshops.” 

After the deadline the librarians organize the booklets in middle school and high school order and place them up in front of the libraries desk so that other students can come and vote, including teachers. 

“The purpose of the voting is to display student work and also to inspire  middle school and high schoolers, “Ms.Gonzales explained

Winners will be announced on October 16, 2023. Visit the library to see the winners!

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