Students grades 3-8 are invited to participate in a unique literacy initiative at Atlanta Fulton Public Libraries around the metro Atlanta. Short scripts from the PLAYS BY YOUTH, ABOUT YOUTH, FOR YOU anthology will be the source text to be read and acted out. First stop is the Southwest Regional Library. Playwright Timothy Orange (FAMU C'2015) is the workshop facilitator.
While you're out buying the kids new sneakers, sneak them into the Medu Bookstore and grab a copy for some fun family read aloud time.
SAVE THE DATE: Book Signing
Friday, December 8
PLAYS BY YOUTH, ABOUT
YOUTH, FOR YOU available on Web Store .
You are also able
to order a copy from Amazon.com
awkward first dates and rapping ducks to the more serious issues of addiction,
love, and loss, PLAYS BY YOUTH, ABOUT
YOUTH, FOR YOU is bursting with the best selections of student writing from
seven years of the annual Young Voices
New With New Visions Short Play Fest. This collection of plays, written by
students ages 8-18, deals with the topics directly facing young students today.
Also included in this edition are writing prompts and reading comprehension
questions for use in the classroom, as well as a selection of commentary from
educators, theatre professionals, and dramaturgs from across the nation. This
collection, and the festival that inspired it, not only proves the vital
necessity of education in the arts, but also the large impact arts has on
transforming a student's life.