Books Alive!


For 12 of the last 14 years, South Bay has presented Books Alive! on the last day of school before the December holiday break. Books Alive! is a readers theater presentation of children's literature in which the South Bay teachers and staff are the actors and the students are the audience. Kara Levy, library/media specialist is the facilitator of the event. She begins by selected the books, then scripts them in play form, and recruits the actors. Props and a few simple costumes are created by Mrs. Levy and her "elves" in the library. This year's Books Alive! presentation included "Sideways Stories from the Wayside School," "Elephant and Piggy," and "Pete the Cat Saves Christmas," among other student favorites. Invited guests at Books Alive! were executive directors Shawn Hanley and Michele Psarakis, Director of Security Edwin Salas, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly, who wished all of the South Bay students and staff a very happy holiday season!