Well-known for his wildlife and survival writing, Gary Paulsen was a titan in middle grade literature, but also wrote for teens and adults. Read more about his legacy and how he affected his readers, or celebrate his life and work with one of the following titles.
9/11/2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on DC, Manhattan, Arlington, and Stoneycreek, PA. These books share different perspectives on the attacks and what life was like from various perspectives. Read these with your family members and open a discussion on what this date was like for them, and how we have changed since as a nation.
For more discussion, we invite readers aged 10-13 to join us for This is Not a Book Club on 9/27/2021. We will be discussing Alan Gratz's latest novel.
On September 11th, America commemorates the 20th anniversary of that tragic day. Streaming services and television networks will be broadcasting special programming (here's the link for the list of events) with ceremonies honoring the victims, interviews with the brave first responders, survivors and family members will share their recollections and perspectives in the wake of the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. All 246 passengers and crew aboard the four planes were killed; 2,606 died in the Twin Towers and 125 at the Pentagon perished. It is a day all Americans will never forget. So many horrific images will forever be imprinted on our collective memory. The 9/11 Memorial and Musuem now stands in the same place and a new building, The Freedom Tower, stands even taller at 1,776 feet; a testament that from the ashes we will rise.
Published for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this new edition of the authorized report is limited to the Commission's riveting account--which was a finalist for the National Book Award--of the attack and its background, examining both the attackers and the U.S. government, the emergency response, and the immediate aftermath. It includes new material from Philip Zelikow, the Commission's executive director, on the Commission's work, the fate of its recommendations, and the way this struggle has evolved right up to the present day.
Floyd Cooper, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, passed away July 15, 2021 at the age of 65. Below is a selection of works that showcase his stunning portrayals of Black history, and his fictional stories that capture slices of everyday life.
What was Michael Jordan like as a boy? You might be surprised that the greatest professional basketball player ever wasn't even the best player in his own family! Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper's stunning two-tone art.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the "Oscars" of the comics world. Check below to access eBook or borrow print copies of many award nominees. Visit the San Diego Comic-Con site for the complete list of nominees.
Have you ever wanted to try a new sport? If you said yes, you've landed on the right square! So if you've always wanted to smack at a tennis or golf ball, jump on a bike or in a canoe, strap on some running or walking shoes, the summer months provide the best conditions to go outside, enjoy some fresh air and get healthy. In addition, you'll make new friends, challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone and best of all have fun! Take this BBC 60 second test to see what sport you are made for.*
There are many resources available to help you complete the Try a New Sport square in our 62 Days summer program.
*Before embarking upon any sporting activity, you should seek the advice of your physician.
Many people are excited to think about future trips this year. You can also travel the world while sitting in your favorite comfy chair by choosing books from this list. Visit any one of these continents to experience a new setting and enjoy your adventure!