|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
This Saturday, September 15, is Coastal Cleanup Day! Come down to one of our local beaches to help beautify the coastline and protect the marine environment by picking up trash. Bring your own reusable bucket and garden gloves, and be sure to have a hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and water to drink (preferably in a reusable bottle). The hours are 9 a.m. to noon, this Saturday! For more information, click on this link to Heal the Bay.
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?
Ban This Book, by Alan Gratz
Jinny had read about ballerinas, girls who could spin on their toes. She’d read about pyramids, triangles of stone, with dead people buried inside them. That pyramid book had made everything sound true, but it was hard to imagine pyramids being real. Why would anyone go to the trouble of building with stone, only to place a dead body inside it? That seemed crazy.
Jinny had also read about wars, unicorns, and something called chocolate, but she couldn’t even begin to picture any of those things. Was there really a world out there of stone triangles filled with dead bodies and girls spinning on their toes? In books, there were giant metal boxes with wings that soared through the sky, carrying people. Surely that couldn’t be true. Just thinking about it brought the tightness back to Jinny’s belly. And a funny tingle to her scalp. She shivered it away.
--from Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder