Saturday, August 13, 2011

Staff Picks

Check out what our staff enjoyed reading this month.

Betsey enjoyed The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.  Holling is the only boy who doesn't attend religious instruction in school.  Instead he must stay in Mrs. Baker's class and read Shakespeare.  He must also deal with bullies, rats, and the school play. 

Heather liked Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.  The people on a small island must rely on all their ingenuity to communicate in an increasingly limited language when the goverment progressively bans letters from the alphabet.  As the letters are banned they also disappear from the book, with hilarious results. 

Maureen recommends Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee.  After the death of her estranged mother, who left Ohio years ago to live with her lesbian partner in New York City, seventeen-year-old Shawna tries to deal with her anger, her mother's other family, and secrets from the past. 

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