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Tour The Newberry

One of the many gems of the Chicago archives scene is The Newberry, an independent research library in the humanities. Free and open to the public since its founding in 1887, and home to a collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and other printed matter, The Newberry has been collecting archival records and ephemera since the 1940s. 176 more words

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Mentor Text: THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate

A silverback gorilla* kidnapped into a mall exhibit meets newcomer Ruby (a baby elephant) and gets the opportunity to exercised his suppressed leader/protector abilities. 168 more words

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Book Awards

This week, our students are learning about some of the most important awards given for children’s literature including: The Newberry, Caldecott, Geisel and Coretta Scott King Awards. 28 more words

Book Awards

Preliminary Research Presentations

On Oct. 18, 16 eager ACM Newberry students anxiously took their seats, and one of their peers stood up to present their research findings of the library and present their working theses and hypotheses during a 10-minute visual presentation in front of ACM Newberry Fellows and Library staff researchers. 508 more words

Newberry Seminar

The Bachmanns: A German-English Pair

August Emanuel Bachmann was born on October 22, 1864.  His baptism record is part of the Salem Lutheran Church books in Farrar, Missouri.  Here is that record. 623 more words

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Joel and Tony have been best friends since forever. Tony is a sharp adventurous boy, and although Joel may be afraid to take his dares sometimes, he knows that Tony is the most exciting boy around. 248 more words

6.1.17 - 8.30.17

It’s been awhile since my last update. Still taking pictures, just taking three or four times as long to upload them. It’s been a busy summer from start to finish, but it’s time to finally get all of these photos logged onto my blog.  163 more words

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