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Need to find a good book?
Check out #FindYourGenre @ the Library!
Seek the Truth
Let's all pledge to choose reputable sources for our news.
Students and teachers alike can fall into the trap of believing whatever comes over their phones or devices, whether from social media or online sources. Seek the Truth asks us all to be discerning and responsible, to check facts and sources.
Below are some sources to help you Seek the Truth. You will also find many related articles printed at the Seek the Truth display in the Library.
All Sides Media Bias Chart
University of Michigan Research Guide
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Genre is the type of content of a book. If you're not sure what type of book you'd like, think about what kind of movies or shows you watch. Are they realistic or do they have elements of magic? Action packed or romantic? Serious or funny?
Below are some genres with suggested books we have in the Library. Checkout the big bulletin board for more ideas.
Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!
Check out books by Jason Reynolds @ the Library!
Some titles: All American Boys (with co-author Branden Kiely), Miles Morales, Spider Man, and the track series of Ghost, Lu, Patina, and Sunny
Learn more about Jason Reynolds: click here to read an article from the Washington Post.
Let's Get Lit! write a digital review - or an old school paper one!
Once you've joined the Library Classroom for your grade, you'll be able to record books you've read by adding titles to the screen shown below and submitting ONE of the following: a Haiku, a BookSnap, a FlipGrid Review, a Six Word Memoir, or a Tweet Review. Be sure to come to the Library to collect your prizes!
Go to the Library Resources page for HOW-TOs for Tweets, Haiku and Six Word Memoirs.
And of course, you may always go old school and turn in your book review on paper any time!
RECOMMENDED: Student Book Tweets and more!
In Legends of the Sky, Milla takes us on a thrilling ride to the island of Acrosi with her dragon Ignotus, and a plot that might end all dragons. #LizFlanagan ~Elsa, 7th
The Last Jew is about the Holocaust and how the Nazi’s killed “every Jew” and he’s the remaining one. It’s serious but has some humor to it. #readgoodbooks ~Jonathan, 7th
Six Words on The Cellar by Natasha Preston: Lily. Rose. Trapped. Help. Can’t Escape. ~Winter, 8th
If you like funny books with drama, then How I Survived Middle School: Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill is the book for you. #JamesPatterson #HopeYouLikeIT ~Deanthony, 6th
Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black & Tonyt DiTerlizzi: Man I’d love to go crusading with the best sword in all of fiction… a greatsword, standard sword, and rapier all combined into one. It’s like the perfect crusading sword. I’d love to go crusading and fight for land and stuff … but also not because murder isn’t the best. It’s just a cool sword. ~Chris, 8th
A Haiku about The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan:
Very very sad,
But also kind of funny,
Rick is a big troll. ~Jacklynn, 7th
Alien Androids Assault Arizona #byRand: They were swimming in a shallow water rives when one said, “There are monsters in the water that eat kids.” Just then something was licking their knees. #Don’tLookNow ~Juan, 6th
Super Stars of Soccer is about Lionel Messi #professionalsoccerplayer #2two soccer teams #Whoisbetter? Messi or Cristian Rolando ~Alan, 8th
Leo and Morris counter an extreme earthquake in I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 By Laura Tarshis. ~Victor, 7th
Six Words on Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Auggie wears a space helmet everyday. ~Sylas, 7th