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.