90 Second Newbery Film Festival

By readingintheborderlands

Readers! Movie  makers! Movie making readers! It’s time to put your skills to the test. James Kennedy, author of the young adult fantasy The Order of the Odd-Fish, has partnered with the New York Public Library to run a video contest.

There’s a long list of Newbery awards winners and Honor books. Many are great works of literature. Some, not so much. But all of them could certainly be turned into a 90 second video. Check out the first entry (you need to join vimeo to watch it. It’s free!). As a huge Madeleine L’Engle fan, I laughed and laughed at the condensed plot.

Literacy teachers, this could be an awful lot of fun for you and your students. Check out the contest rules at http://jameskennedy.com/90-second-newbery/. The deadline to submit videos is Sept. 15, 2011.

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