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Banned Book Week Free Script: Sledding Hill

Banned Book Week Free Script:
Sledding Hill

Resources abound when it comes to banned books. Sledding Hill is a book by YA author Chris Crutcher.

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Eddie hasn’t had an easy year

First his father dies. Then his best friend Billy accidentally kicks a stack of Sheetrock over on himself, breaking his neck and effectively hitting tilt on his Earthgame. Eddie and Billy were inseparable. Still are. Billy isn’t going to let a little thing like death stop him from hanging in there with his friend. And when Eddie faces an epic struggle with the powers that be, Billy will remain right there beside him.

This moving book has been turned into a play and is available for a free download here.  Many of Crutcher’s books have been challenged to due language, homosexuality or other “unsuitable” situations for teens.  Liek I always say, check it out for yourself. I love how the author challenges the often sticky issue of intellectual freedom by giving the script away for free.

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.