Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our New Books

We have new fiction and non-fiction books in the school library. Come check them out. Here are some highlights:

Chasing Tail Lights
by Patrick Jones
Walker Books, c. 2007
Before he died, Christy’s daddy used to say that when you feel lost, follow the tail lights of the truck in front of you, and they’ll get you somewhere safe. Christy keeps chasing those tail lights, but somehow, she’s always still lost in Flint, Michigan. Like most teens in Flint, she wants to leave this dying city. But she’s got a secret that she’s never told anyone, and it’s keeping her chained like a dog to her dead-end life.

by Patricia Mccormick
Hyperion, c. 2006
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Knopf Books, c. 2007
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

by Laurie Halse Anderson
Viking Juvenile, c. 2007
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

1 comment:

Blue House Mom said...

The new banner looks fantastic! Well done, Mrs. Stack.