Friday, June 12, 2015

Calling All Readers!! Come get your summer reading!!!

 Choose Your Reading!!

Summer Reading books have been selected and the books are displayed in the library! Students have a choice between three different books this year and with the new process for summer reading I think it is going to be a great addition to the program! In addition to the book students are required to read, we hope that students will also read some books for pure enjoyment! We also encourage all faculty and staff to come browse the stacks for some great summer reading material!!! We have some wonderful books that will surely entertain!!!







Model UN!!

Once again the freshmen participated in Model UN. This is the third year the freshmen have done this through their Global Awareness class. The library is one of the "host" sites for the morning debate and it is truly a pleasure to watch the freshmen take a stand on an issue, back it up with their research and debate their topic. Nice work!!

Blog Book of the Week!!

Everything I Never Told You / Celeste Ng
This book addresses every parent's fear and really makes you ask yourself "how well do I know my teen?".  This book has everything in it to keep you interested, Mixed-race issues, first generation parents trying to fit in in local society, helicopter-parenting, pushing your dreams onto your kids. The story is sad, but so realistic it is scary.
Summary: "Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet." So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Year is Winding Down........

 Summer Read

It is hard to believe we have only seven more days of classes before finals begin. This is definitely a tricky time of the year. Students and faculty prepare for the end of the year and finals but everyone in the school can see the end in sight and are itching to begin summer vacation! As we prepare for summer vacation, it is important we all encourage our students and ourselves to read read read! Reading has so many benefits, academic, emotional and physical. The summer is a great time to read for pleasure, choose a book you can read with your child, or join a book group. The following article gives a number of reasons why reading is so good for you!!!
The summer is a great time to take on one of those "big classics" The following is a list of "best books." broken down from all time to the past decades. Browse through the lists and see if there is anything that is of interest!

Blog Book of the Week

Vanishing Girls / Lauren Oliver
I read this book in about three days. It is a fantastic read and reminded me a lot of We Were Liars. Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite Young Adult authors and her latest did not disappoint. The story has many twists and turns and keeps you on your toes right to the end. I actually did not see the end coming and I pried myself on usually being able to figure plot twists out! I felt invested in the characters and could feel the emotion coming off the pages. I would highly recommend this story and think it would make the perfect beach read!!!
Summary: Sisters Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before Dara kissed Parker. That was before the accident that left Dara's face scarred. Now the sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, Madeline Snow, has vanished, too. Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked-- and she has to find her sister, before it's too late.