Hip Hop High School by: Alan Lawrence Sitomer As with most books, I had a lot of hope for this one. I’d read his previous book. It was OK, and this title will certainly appeal to my students. However, reading the book and taking in the cover’s back flap confirms my suspicions: it’s written… Read More Review: Hip Hop High School
Over at the Overdue Media Blog (home of Unshelved Comics) they’ve posted a Pimp My Bookcart contest. They’re looking for photos of customized bookcarts with winners who create the most pimped out car receiving Overdue Media Store gift certificates and t-shirts. DEADLINE: 15 January 2007
The Ocean Country Public Library has posted short video interviews of Holocaust survivors to its website to accompany its exhibit “Survial of the Human Spirit: Triumph over Adversity”.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 2007; Sarah Chrichton Books This is a first person account of a childhood in Sierra Leone that is disrupted by violent civil war, not once, but twice. Beah gives graphic descriptions of acts committed by child soldiers while we are observers to actions… Read More Review: A Long Way Gone
The National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) is an initiative sponsored by GSN, The Network for Games that uses competition and wordplay to engage and reward high school students, educators and parents, teaching them the value of a strong vocabulary. Created with educational partner The Princeton Review, the NVC is open to eligible high school students across… Read More Vocabulary Competition: Boston; Detroit; NYC; Palm Beach County; Philadephia; Pittsburg; Sacramento and St. Louis