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Published on Mar 4, 2010
Welcome to the third annual WORD UP! Student Poetry Slam. WORD UP! is sponsored by the public libraries of Jefferson County. The contestants will perform original poetry inspired by a major theme from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, the book selected for Alabamas first-ever state-wide Big Read. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore the reading of literature in our lives.. Students chose from among:
The power of friendship The power of imagination The power of persuasion