Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story Review

Nine, Ten: A September 11 StoryMany of us don’t remember what the world was like before September 11th. One of the many drastic changes was airport security and flying. Flying in a commercial airplane was not a big deal before 9/11, but now there are rules and restrictions for just about everything that makes the airport one of the most miserable places on earth.  Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the attacks of 9/11. Where was I? Continue reading “Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story Review”

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Braced Review

BracedAccording to the author, Alyson Gerber, seven million people suffer from scoliosis, a curve of the spine. It is most common in girls but it can occur in any race or gender. Rachel is a 7th grade soccer play whose spine is curving more than it should and her doctor prescribe an awkward brace that wraps around her torso and back to keep her spine from moving. This is a procedure all too familiar for her mother who also suffered from the same disease but the brace didn’t work for her and she had to have a risky surgery to correct her spine. The brace is hot, itchy, and most of all Continue reading “Braced Review”

Miles Morales: Spiderman Review

Miles MoralesAre you destined to follow in your father or mother’s footsteps? Or do you make your own future? Miles is a typical American teenage boy doing his best to dodge the temptations of his father and uncle’s past. When they were younger they spend many nights in juvenile prison, but Miles’s father wants better for his son and makes great sacrifices so that he can attend a boarding school across town. Miles’s uncle is dead but only Miles knows how he died Continue reading “Miles Morales: Spiderman Review”

My Weekend is Booked!

THE SITUATION HAS been very tense in the state of Oklahoma for the potential for a teacher walk on statewide on Monday. While we may not know what the future holds for Oklahoma schools next week, we would like to shed some light on some literature that feature protests. We have notified our students to prepare for the possibility to not have school during this walkout but we would like for them to spend their time reading and some may want to know more about these types of movements in other contexts. Here are a few in our collection.  Continue reading “My Weekend is Booked!”

Lonely Book of the Week

Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful PalacesWHAT IS THE creepiest place you have ever visited? This book explores some of the scariest castles, palaces, and dungeons and the people associate with the place. The book is full of some fun historical facts about each place as well as their skin crawling tale. Perfect for those looking for a short read that may keep them up at night.

Haunted Histories, Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces by J.H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Walters

Discusses facts and events throughout history, exploring castles, palaces and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with each.

Check Out This Author: Dave Pelzer

ONE OF THE most requested books of all time in our library is A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. It is a nonfiction book about a boy’s life growing up in a home where it was abused by his own mother. It is extremely sad but our kids seem to grasp the seriousness of the story. Students continue to check out this book along with the titles that follow the author’s life. It is also gets many circulations at our local public library as well. There is a variety of reasons why our readers request this book year after year but I think the reality and seriousness of the topic hits their hearts. It is often recommended by their peers which is always nice to hear. Child abuse is a very serious topic but the book is how one can overcome this abuse and resources available to help those in similar situations.  Continue reading “Check Out This Author: Dave Pelzer”

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