Wednesday, October 17, 2007
You heard it here first!
Mrs. Bade, Mrs. Edwards and I have been working on bringing a Wisconsin author to visit our school! So here's the grand unveiling: James DeVita, a local playwright, writer of young adult novels, and actor at American Players Theater in Spring Green, will be discussing his new book The Silenced with us in early December. Watch the LMC, halls and announcements for more info.
The Silenced is an excellent dystopian novel (a dystopia is an imaginary place which is depressingly wretched and whose people lead a fearful existence) set in the near future in a country that has been taken over by the Zero Tolerance Party, a political party who believes that it is necessary to give up freedom in order to be safe. Not only is this a good story about courage, it also explores a lot of issues that are very important today, like freedom of speech and what the role of the government should be in protecting our rights. Besides, the main character is just really cool! :)