Monday, October 25, 2010

Speaking OUT Against Bullying of LGBT Teens

Speaking OUT is a list of resources about bullying. There's links to resources for kids in trouble and the people who care about them. The below are suggestions from members of the GLBT Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) in response to the recent suicides of teased and bullied LGBTQ teens in the U.S.

Click on this link:
Speaking OUT Against Bullying: Resources for LGBT Teens

Sometimes we get requests from teens who are looking for books on LGBT topics. 

Here's a link to a list of books put together by the American Library Association. 

LGBT Books

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My New Favorite Book

Mine's The Hunger Games....what's YOUR new favorite book?

I've already put a hold request on Mockingjay, the last book in the trilogy, and it won't be out until 8/24/10. I like to be prepared, and I have to find out what happens to Katniss.

They are going to make this book into a movie:  who would make a good Katniss?  Who would make a good Rue? 

Lots of thanks to Michelle C. for recommending this book to me!

Tecumseh High School and Tecumseh Middle Announce Summer Reading Lists

And a drumroll, please:

Tecumseh High School
9th Grade Advanced
House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
(Maggie has read both of these, and liked both.)

10th Grade Advanced
All But My Life - Gerda Klein
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
(I've only read A Separate Peace)

11th Grade Advanced
Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
(Two of my favorite books, says Maggie)

Honors English 11
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
(Read 'em, liked 'em)

12th Grade Advanced
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Watership Down - Richard Adams
(I've read Lovely Bones, but couldn't read Watership Down, for reasons I will not reveal here, so as not to spoil the plot)

AP English 12
Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss
Autobiography of choice
Editorials of choice - a total of ten (10)
Corresponding written work
If you're in Ms. Elam and Ms. Snyder's English classes at Tecumseh Middle, you have two fun books for this summer:
1) King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table by Andrew Lang
2) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(I liked Tom Sawyer, but haven't read the Lang version of King Arthur.)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Summer Reading 2010: Make Waves at Your Library

It's so easy:  stop by the library and pick up some Teen Reading Logs.  You'll recognize them because of the mythical goat-wizard on the cover.  The log is covered with boxes.  Put an X in a box when you've read for 15 minutes.  Manga counts....comic books count...books count....magazines count.  Have fun!  Make sure to put your name and phone number on the Reading Log and put it in the large wooden box on the Teen Reading Table.   You must turn in all your reading logs by Friday, July 23rd, 2010. 
Then, just attend the PRIZE AUCTION on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.  We will give you a credit card with the fake money you have earned by reading and/or volunteering this summer.  You can use the credit card to bid on prizes, in our famous silent auction.  Remember, if you can't attend the auction, you can send a mom or a friend or an auntie to bid for you.
Good luck and have fun!