we are fully in person. hope to see you in the library at lunch!
favorite book I read this summer? The Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder.
Come by this week and let us know what yours was? Check out our newest books here.
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:
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 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