Banned Book Breakout Box: The Great Gatsby
Oh the fabulous Roaring 20’s; the music, the decadence, the hemlines, the literature! Some really great stories are set during the Jazz Age. We felt inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald to make our own banned book breakout box. Come to the library annex next Thursday, September 28th from 3pm-5pm and take part in our Great Gatsby Escape Party. Use your knowledge of the book to help solve the puzzles and gain admittance to a Gatsby-esque party at the library!
Feeling inspired to read more stories set in the 1920s? Here are some of our favorites!
The Diviners by Libba Bray: Fans of the supernatural, you are in a for a treat! An atmospheric read set in the bustling center of New York City in 1926. Evie O’Neil has a secret–she is hiding supernatural powers from her occult-obsessed uncle. Fueled by an unforgettable cast of characters, follow Evie’s adventure as her New York city life takes some dangerous twists and turns.
Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson: Summer in the city, Jazz, the bright lights of Broadway, and three young girls with stories to tell. You can almost hear the sounds of the city. The thrilling tales of three socialites trying to pursue their dreams dazzles readers with the glitz and glamour of the age. Sure to thrill any reader who has big dreams.
Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The name synonymous with the 1920’s has a lesser known set of short stories observing life in the Jazz age. The parties, the girls, the lifestyle; all of it happening in between the pages of this brief novel. These 8 stories will keep readers who love a good coming of age style novel engaged to the very end.