Windsor Dukes spread the word on Banned Book Week

Published 12:56 pm Saturday, October 8, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Banned Book Week took place Sept. 25-Oct. 1. To commemorate the event, students at Windsor High School became involved in several related projects, one of which included students writing this article.)

by Lillian Dardar,
Christopher Epperson,
and Andrew Patton

A class of 9th graders from Jane Lankford’s Honors English course are spreading the word on banned books in the classroom at Windsor High School. A meeting and tour from a group in the class explains their reasons behind the project. From wristbands to bookmarks to a display case, these students are trying to spread the word on some of the beloved classics being yanked from the hands of the students. These students are trying to have their school be aware of how close some books have been to being taken out of their school library. Some include the famous Harry Potter (series), Goosebumps (series), and Junie B. Jones (series).

One group made a banner to get the word out. Other students can sign the banner to show support. The banner will read “F’read’om.” The students will be able to spread the word while having fun.

Another group made a poster to put up in the cafeteria, so students could see it during lunch. On the poster were pictures of some of our favorite books. It was very colorful and eye-catching. A separate group sold wristbands. The wristbands were blue and gold to represent the school. All the money earned from the wristbands will be donated to the school library to supply even more wonderfull books to the students.

Students will also made bookmarks to be given away in the library for every book checked out by students, to even further their cause.

A different group decorated a display case in the school to supplement the already-hefty banned book week advertisement. In the display case, students were able to leave their thoughts and comments on the matter at hand.

All groups had a announcement on the daily announcement system, allowing their peers to hear it, if they happen to not see it.