Friday, September 11, 2015

Remebering the Past......

Well week two is in the books and the library has been bustling with activity. Students are coming in for their studies, seniors are here on their privs working on college apps, prepping for classes and reconnecting after the summer. And most happily students have been taking out many books!! It reinforces our philosophy that if we provide the books and stories they are interested in, young adults will read! We are so happy to see the enthusiasm in our students!! Students and staff who are interested in seeing what books we have in the library can check out our catalog at: Library Catalog

Last week I highlighted my favorite book I read over the summer. This week I put Ms. Williams in the hot seat and had her choose her favorite book! Below is her choice!
Ruby / Cynthia Bond 
This book deals with some especially painful topics that regrettably we are still dealing with present day. 
The story of Ruby returning to the small town in Texas where she grew up and recalling the heinous things she experienced is written in a poetic descriptive style that captures you, making it difficult to put down.  Her childhood friend, Ephriam's love and dedication to Ruby is of heroic proportions.

Remembering 9/11
Regardless of how many years have passed since 9/11, the day will always be ingrained in our minds. The library has many books available for students/staff interested in reading about 9/11. Here are two examples:

A graphic novel adaptation of "The 9/11 Commission Report," the results of the investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. 

 Collects testimony from first responders, their families, and the families of the victims of 9/11 on their lives during the decade since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.

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