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Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder

Sophie’s World seemed like an intriguing concept from the moment I glanced at the blurb, and although it took me waaaay longer than normal to finish it, I’m really glad I persevered. 223 more words

Snow Angels

Second Place ‘Best in Brief’ at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2005.
Director: Ian Lawton
Animation, Compositing and Visual FX: Richard Glynn


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sheman Alexie

2007 National Book Award Winner

Wanting to better his life, fourteen-year-old Junior, a teenager on the Spokane Indian reservation, begins attending a nearby all-white school. 101 more words

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

 National Book Award winner set during the aftermath of WWII.

When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. 92 more words


Holes by Louis Sachar

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. 99 more words


Quick Picks: The Hired Girl

Title:  The Hired Girl

Author:  Laura Amy Schlitz

Characteristics:  Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Class and society, Religion, Diary

For:  Grades 6-10

Fourteen year old Joan Skraggs wants nothing more than to live the dream that her mother and the heroines from her novels inspired in her, to get a good education and become a school teacher.  349 more words

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