Our next meeting is Feb 7 & 8. We are reading New Kid by Jerry Craft.
consider reading. here are some ideas to get started:
grab free books from the lobby. build a home library.
sign up on Sora for audiobooks all summer long.
check out books on a topic that interests you for summer check out in the library.
Create your own Book Club with the selections below. Come grab a copy of one in the library, behind Lissa’s desk:
image credit: The Phoenix, https://thephoenix.earth/
i am midway through “when we make it” by brooklyn born boricua and amazing poet-author ELISABET VELASQUEZ. this book is so truthful that it makes you realize how unseen our lives can be sometimes. it follows two sisters in bushwick in the 1980s-90s (?), growing up, and making things work with their mother, their hopes, their faith (and doubts), their day-to-day, apt-to-apt life seeing as much of what to do as what NOT to fall into. readers witness underreported loyalties and beauty, as well as the difficulties navigating poverty. i hope you can borrow it in person. here are some knock-out lines:
The people in the streets / have their own story to tell.
& I’m writing my own story / so I can remember it accurately.
in case someone else / tries to tell it for me.”page 52
Professional Spanish is fake friendly. / Is a warning.
Is a downpour when you / just spent your last $20 on a wash and set.
Is the kind of Spanish that comes / to take things away from you.”page 145
This Book is Antiracist is our Whole School “Drop Everything and Read” selection for 2020-21
Read it or listen to it on SORA – Our school and public library online reading platform
- Find my School: “NYC Department of Education”
- Log in: Use your DOE email username/password (set it up here with your OSIS #)
- Add a library: Link your NYPL BPL QPL library accounts to access more on SORA.
- To learn more: Watch this 2-min TUTORIAL
Read a Black poet online at Sora and MackinVIA.
To log in, set up your Dept of Ed email & log in w/those credentials
Set up your NYPL BPL QPL library accounts to access more on SORA.
Email your school librarian Lissa at email@example.com