Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Lewis Carroll

#'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'

Follow us down the rabbit hole as we revisit Wonderland and celebrate the classic writing's of Lewis Carroll on his 189th Birthday!

#READ: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland book coverLewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, Mina Lima-designed with stunning full color artwork and several interactive features.


#LISTEN: Alice in Wonderland (Movie Soundtrack) by Danny Elfman

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#EXPLORE: Create your own words.

White RabbitLewis Carroll had a knack for creating new words. His stories are littered with them, like chortle, which is a blend of "a chuckle and a snort" and galumph, "to move heavily and clumsily," and is a blend of gallop and triumph.

Set a timer to one minute and make a list of completely made up words. Then go back and try to create a definition for each word. Are there any that standout to you? Now try using one in either a text or post! You may have just created a trend!

(Inspired by The Week, 10 Whimsical Words Coined by Lewis Carroll)

#PLAY: Curiouser and Curiouser: An Alice in Wonderland Quiz (Mentalfloss.com)

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You've read the book, seen the movies—both classic and Tim Burton's version; but how well do you really know Alice In Wonderland?

#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)

As writers, one of the most important things we can do is to read – and then read some more! This week we’re exploring award winning books you may have missed, our favorite methods to choose new books to read, and sharing some of our favorite books with each other! The main writing activity will be to create a book talk for one of your favorite books. I know, I know…it’s hard to choose just one!

THEME: National Book Month
FEATURED BOOK: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
SUPPLIES: writing materials such as pen/pencil and paper.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 4:45 pm

#KEEP READING: Can't get enough of Wonderland? Explore these other works inspired by Alice's Adventure.


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