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Solo by Kwame Alexander

Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father’s addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (click on the title to preview the book)

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Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby.

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Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (click on title to preview the book)

It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here … A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents’ Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen–a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen–and that the nightmare they’ve thought long ended is only beginning. A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula’s true origin, but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (click on the title to preview the book)

The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.

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Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo (click on the title to preview the book)

Diana, Princess of the Amazons, longs to prove herself to her warrior sisters. When the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer– a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, Diana and Alia will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

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Artemis by Andy Weir

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Sora for Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks

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Celebrate your FREEDOM to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29.

Read, read, read or listen, listen, listen. Find a book, an ebook, or an audiobook and kick back to celebrate your freedom to read. From classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, you’ll love every word!

 

 

Published in: on September 17, 2018 at 11:08 am Comments (0)

Digital Citizenship

September Highlight: Digital Access

“Nine Elements.” Digital Citizenship, www.digitalcitizenship.net/nine-elements.html
 Digital Access: Full electronic participation in society.
  • Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology.
  • Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship.
  • Digital exclusion makes it difficult to grow as a society increasingly using these tools.
  • Helping to provide and expand access to technology should be the goal of all digital citizens.
  • Users need to keep in mind that there are some that may have limited access, so other resources may need to be provided.
  • To become productive citizens, we need to be committed to make sure that no one is denied digital access.
For more information on Digital Citizenship check out:
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eBooks for research and reading

You have many online options for research and reading for pleasure.

  • Overdrive: the KPBSD ebook and audiobook platform https://kenaihsak.libraryreserve.com/  Use your normal school log in (for staff use a 9 instead of the letter “e”)
  • WorldBook Online has added eBooks to their page. These range from research options in various topics to classic literature. https://www.worldbookonline.com/
  • The SOHI library has started a collection of eBooks for research as well. On the links at the right of this page click on Big Timber and Salem Press to view what’s available.

To use these databases from home, click on the Research Project Resources on the right or click on the “passwords” box in the SOHI Library Resources Canvas.

Remember to email me, twear@kpbsd.org, if you need any resources!

Published in: on September 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm Comments (0)