Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poetry Contest Deadline!

Don't forget! Turn in your poems by March 31st!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Read for a Lifetime Program Deadline

If you signed up for the Read for a Lifetime program at South this fall, time's almost up! You have to finish your four books and come into the library by April 5 to get your certificate. It's a great thing for your college apps, so don't give up now!

Here's the list of books you have to choose from. Double check it if you're not sure--you may find you've read four in class and you're done!

Remember, you don't have to have read the books this year. If you read one last summer or last spring, it still counts. If you've got questions, call the library or send us an IM. And hurry up and come in with your list!

Monday, March 14, 2005

2005 Printz Award Winners

Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
When Chanda's youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges. People with AIDS are outcasts in Chanda's small South African town. Now Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma that run through the town. A story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Featured New Books!

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde by P. Craig Russell
Two fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde are told in graphic novel format in this full-color comic-style book.

Walking Naked by Alyssa Brugman
After being in detention with a girl called "The Freak," Megan finds herself torn between the developing friendship the two share and her involvement with a popular clique.