Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.



The film version of Speak (based on Laurie Halse Anderson's book of the same name) will air on Showtime on September 5th at 9. And for those of you (like me) who don't get Showtime, Speak will air same date, same time on Lifetime.

Speak is an extremely popular teen book and an extremely good teen book. Melinda starts high school traumatized by something that happened over the summer, and she is ostracized by the entire school. Sounds dark and depressing? Your heart will hurt for Melinda. But at the same time, Melinda's new role as outsider lets her comment on her life and school in a way that is humorous.

The DVD of Speak will go on sale on September 27. I guarantee that you will have teens looking for this movie, and you will also have teachers looking for it as well.


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