Author Archives: Ms. Haigh
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. If you would like more information on LGBTQ+ life or issues, we have a number of excellent non-fiction books on display in the library. We also have a display of novels which feature gay, bisexual or trans characters. For more information on what this day … Continue reading
Are you into audio books? They’re a great way to multi-task because you can read with your ears while you drive, do chores or even exercise. Check out audiobookssync.com for access to FREE audio books this summer (starting NOW). All you need is the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet, which is also free to download.
One of this year’s Alpha Reads titles: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, has been turned into a movie. Check out the trailer below and make sure to read the book before the movie hits theatres on May 19.
YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association) has a database to help you find great teen books. You can search by author, title, year and even GENRE. So, if you just love adventure novels, or romantic books, you can find a convenient list in one place. Check out the database here: http://booklists.yalsa.net/
This week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It’s a week where we celebrate and think about intellectual freedom. It is something that is guaranteed to us under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and censorship is something that directly violates this charter. Sadly books have been challenged and banned in … Continue reading
In the Trump age of “alternative facts”, how can you tell if something is real or not when you find it on the Internet? This infographic from IFLA’s blog is here to help! [gview file=”http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/alpha-library/files/2017/02/How-to-Spot-Fake-News.pdf”]
Not sure which Alpha Read is for you? Check out the book trailers below made by Ms. Manhas’ Honours 9 English class. They give you a glimpse into each book’s plot and can help you figure out which one to read first!