Our 8th graders read the Wall Street Journal article about how dark YA books can be and this response article.
To celebrate Teen Read Week: Seek the Unknown I placed books in paper bags. Students could check out one of the "unknown" books, write a short review and earn a free book. It was a fun, easy and popular event. It was hilarious to watch students try to find a strategy for choosing the books. A few students said they were too scared to do it because it made them nervous. It was NOT the silly sixth graders in my picture below.
I hope you enjoyed Banned Books and Teen Read Week at your school.