Writer and actor Mara Wilson, known to many for playing Matilda Wormwood in the beloved film Matilda, will be helping Willy Wonka with his search as one of the judges in thisyear’s Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge and will be helping to read the entries and pick the winners. Mara announced her involvement on Twitter earlier this week, noting that she is "thrilled to be helping to pick a winner!"
This year, the Roald Dahl Story Company, Penguin Young Readers, and Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, in conjunction with Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, kicked off Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge starring Willy Wonka himself. This imagination contest asks kids and their teachers not to imagine small, but to imaginormous as Willy Wonka embarks on a new hunt for inventive story ideas from smart, imaginative and creative children from across the United States. Five new Golden Ticket Winners must be found and will be rewarded
beyond their wildest imaginations.
Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge is all about inspiring imaginative story ideas in children 5 to 12 years of age and marks a major investment from the Roald Dahl Story Company in the future of children’s imaginations here in the U.S. Recurring annually, the challenge aims tocapture a million story ideas from children across America by 2020. The challenge is sponsoredby Penguin Young Readers. There are also special Wonka-approved teaching resources aligned with the U.S. curriculum that will help spark ideas in class which can be downloaded at www.imaginormouschallenge.com/teachers. Teachers will also have the chance to win a Roald Dahl library for their schools!
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Janelle Monáe's new album, Dirty Computer, is a thank you letter to self and the LGBTQ community, sharing truth, insecurities, sexuality, and letting the world know that we are made the way we are and it's okay. Monáe, who recently told the world that she is pansexual, feels freed from the box that the public put her in and is expressing her true self in her new album. The album is accompanied by an the "emotion picture" self-titled Dirty Computer.
"I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you - this album is for you. Be proud."
See the Dirty Computer emotion picture below and pick up her new album on Amazon and ITunes.
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