The 2019-2020 Alpha Reads list is here. Not sure which one to read first? Click the book to check out the trailers that were created by Ms. Norris’ English 8 class. The trailers will help you get a better idea of what each story is about.
Read just one, or read them all!
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The 2019-2020 Alpha Reads are here! For each book you read on the list, fill out a ballot in the library and be entered to win weekly candy prizes as well a grand prize in June. Read one, or read them all!
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Do you have books you’ve finished reading and don’t want anymore? Why not give them a second life by donating them to the Alpha Book Swap? The Book Swap will take place on December 18th at lunch. It’s a great time to find new books to read over the winter break, or you might even find a gift for someone special. All books at the swap will cost $1, or 1 ticket.You will receive 1 ticket for each book donated. Please see Ms. Haigh for more details.
Come by the library to try to solve the murder of Miss Terry the Library Assistant (display on now until November 1st). There are three suspects: The Librarian, The Head of Science, and The Head of English. But who did it? How did they do it? And why? Think you know the answer? Submit your detective report to Ms. Haigh by 3pm on Novemeber 4th to be entered in the draw for a chance to win a delicious prize!
Need something to do to unwind at the end of the week? Stop by the Library Learning Commons at lunch and play some games with your friends. Games are available any day to play, but on Fridays the Makersapce room is reserved for students so that you can eat your lunch while you play!
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Freedom to Read Week is an annual event in Canada, and aims to shed light on intellectual freedom. Every year books are challenged across Canada for various reasons, from sexually explicit content to obscenity, to religious viewpoint. To better understand how books get challenged you can check out the great infographic here.
Currently the library has a display of various books that have been banned somewhere in North America within the last 100 years. Take a look at the titles and you will notice a number of classics, many of which are taught in today’s English classes.
For more information about censorship in Canada and to see the list of 30 modern books that have been challenged visit the Freedom to Read website’s resource section.
With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about all of the Young Adult books being turned into movies. Click on the title to find the book at Alpha library, or watch the trailer to see if you think the movie will live up to the book.