During Banned Books Week we celebrate our freedom to choose what we read. We are lucky to live in a country where the First Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech, including reading. Children in other countries are not as fortunate. Have you read any books that people have tried to ban from libraries? Stop by and check out the display today.
The Birthday Book Club is open to anyone who would like to support our school library.
Joining is easy . . .
1. Click the link to visit our school library’s Amazon wish list
2. Choose a book your child would like to read and order it for the library. Be sure to include your child’s name on the order.
3. Your child will receive a special birthday card from us and have first rights to read the book.
Take your next reading adventure under the sea with one of these dystopian titles.
Or maybe you want to try a new one . . . here's the trailer for Undertow by Michael Buckley. I haven't read it yet, but if you like dystopian tales with mermaids, this might be the one for you!
Here are some of my favorite action and adventure series for summer reading. Click on the book cover to read reviews on Goodreads.
The Giver was one of the first novels in the genre of Teen Dystopian Fiction. Today we have The Hunger Games, Divergent, and a host of other stories that have followed in The Giver's footsteps. Listen to Lois Lowry talk about writing the book. How is The Giver different from or similar to the dystopian fiction that is being written today?
Start reading The Giver quartet today!
If you enjoy suspense and action then you have to read the book A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzales. This book is an inspirational story about hardship and trials of life during the Spanish Civil War. I would give this book five out of five stars. It was wonderful. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Read n' Quiz
Visit the Read n' Quiz page to search the book list for La Mesa. New quizzes are being added to Read n' Quiz all the time so check back if you don't see the quiz you are looking for.