Big thanks to Ms. Hird for inviting me to talk to her seventh graders. I learned all kinds of stuff from you guys! Here’s a list of the titles that I talked about:
Click Here (to Find Out How I Survived the Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Swallowing Stones by Joyce Macdonald
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Thanks again–and to Garrett: there are worse things than ripping your pants, but I’m hard-pressed to find them. You win the prize!
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.This is selected annually by an award committee; up to four honor books may be chosen as well. This year, the committee chose a graphic novel as the winner! And wouldn’t you know, the Library has several copies of it: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. The honor books, also in our Library, are:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; volume 1: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (last year’s winner)
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (second year for this author!)
Last night’s game against the New England Patriots sealed the deal: the Indianapolis Colts are going to the Super Bowl! Check out all the great resources the Library has to offer, from football rule books to histories of the Super Bowl to recipes for satisfying your Super Bowl party guests. Go Colts!
Don’t forget, the Anderson Public Library is showing Material Girls tonight, starring Hilary and Haylie Duff. This film is rated PG and lasts 97 minutes. We’ll be starting the film at 6:05PM in the Delaware Room on the third floor. Join the fun!
…and just not know it. How can you find out? Try some online magnetic poetry and get creative! You don’t need to buy anything–just click and create! For more inspiration and genius, check out our extensive collection of poetry on the second mezzanine!
…to try and stick with my resolutions! It’s January 8th…how many of you are sticking to the plans you made on January 1st? Havene’t made any? Need some ideas? Go online and get some inspiration! If that’s not enough, come on down to the library and check out our New Year’s display in the Teen Room!