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Several events from last week continue this week: National Bullying Prevention Month, the County of Los Angeles Public Library bookmark contest, and playing Freerice.com to earn food donations to the United Nations World Food Program. Hispanic Heritage Month concludes (9/15 to 10/15), so several grades are hearing books that relate to Hispanic cultures--DK/TK, Ole at the Zoo, by Phillis Gershator; grade 3, First Day in Grapes, by L. King Perez; grades 4 and 5, Cactus Soup, by Eric Kimmel.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
"In my 'Mending Wall' was my intention fulfilled with the characters portrayed and the atmosphere of the place? […] I should be sorry if a single one of my poems stopped with either of those things—stopped anywhere in fact. My poems—I should suppose everybody's poems—are all set to trip the reader head foremost into the boundless. Ever since infancy I have had the habit of leaving my blocks, carts, chairs, and such like ordinaries where people would be pretty sure to fall forward over them in the dark. Forward, you understand, and in the dark. I may leave my toys in the wrong place and so in vain. It is my intention we are speaking of—my innate mischievousness."
Quoted in Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance, by George Monteiro