Big thanks to computer teacher, Colin Melton, for giving me movie posters of Y.A. books that have been turned into movies. He worked at a theater before getting his current teaching gig and was kind enough to offer to hook me up! They look awesome in the library. :-)
Carl Deuker (Gym Candy, Night Hoops, Payback Time) continues to bring his A-game to his catalogue of great Y.A. sports novels. In Swagger, Jonas is a promising high school basketball player who, with improved grades and the encouragement of a new young coach, hopes to score a coveted basketball scholarship to a good university. All that changes, though, when he discovers the horrific secret being kept by teammate and best friend, Levi. Is it worth jeopardizing his future to do the right thing? Without spoiling the plot twist, let me just say this is a great sports book with a timely subject matter. #yalit
When an 8-mile long, 2-mile wide tornado levels her hometown, Jersey literally loses everything: her home, mother, sister, even her school. With nothing and no one left, how will Jersey survive? Her heartwrenching account, which takes the reader through the eye of the storm to its destructive and deadly aftermath, will tear you up, and I guarantee you won’t watch a news reports about such natural disasters as this quite the same way again. #yalit
Good things come in little packages…love my new storybook bracelets from Madeline Pittman. 💟
Our iSchool Student Advocates spent today getting ready for tomorrow’s big iPad rollout. Strap those seatbelts - we’re in for a wild, fun ride!
School for students hasn’t even started back yet, but I found this post-it on my circ desk keyboard when I went in for a bit this afternoon. THIS is why I love my job. ♥
Oh, how I love the Mt. Pleasant Marshall’s - first my red telephone booth, now a Union Jack trashcan. #anglophile
School starts back in *gulp* 2 more weeks, and I’ve been struggling to get my back-to-school mojo in gear. This book our staff was asked to read has helped though - and it’s a quick read too! Based on the work atmosphere at Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market, in a nutshell (clamshell?) here’s what we can all do to make our jobs more pleasurable and productive while providing our customers/students with a positive experience…