February 19, 2015 | albergak
February 17, 2015 | ms.amelia
February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. These are chapter books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Also on this list are several authors that have been honored or won the Newbery Award, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.
NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
February 11, 2015 | SuperMegaAnna
There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break. Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations. Tutors will return March 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience.
February 2, 2015 | Michelle
February 2, 2015 | ms.amelia
Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter book. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.
The John Newbery Medal for 2015 has been awarded to:
The John Newbery Honor Books for 2015 are:
Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
January 25, 2015 | strande
Join us for another drop-in Sunday Funday. Give your brain a break from studying, and come in to play a board game, or just make a basic snowflake.
January 25, 2015 | Michelle
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