Welcome to a new week Falcons and a new set of books. This week we are focusing on non fiction and informational text. I’ve noticed a trend in our library that has the Non Fiction section fairly neglected. I know most students turn to Google for information and that is wonderful! I encourage you to also consider books. There are some phenomenal Non Fiction books available to read for fun and for school. The selections we are talking about today are just the tip of the iceberg. Come in and check out all that the Non Fiction Section has to offer.
“Chronicles a year in the life of rufa red knot B95, also called Moonbird, following him through his migration pattern and discussing the environmental problems that caused the rufa population to collapsed by nearly eighty percent.”
“An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents”
“Explains to young readers what life was like for a Native American child through photographs and simple quotations from Native American chiefs and elders.”
“Chronicles the history of the farm workers strike of 1965 led by César Chávez and Larry Itliong and the founding of the United Farm Workers of America labor union.”
“Describes what is happening to fish, the oceans, and the environment in the early twenty-first century, explaining how commonly-consumed fish, such as tuna, cod, and salmon, are disappearing; and discussing the impact of overfishing on other species and the effects of fishing on the oceans.”
“A look at storms, covering tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather and discussing when, where, and how they form.”
“Photographs, illustrations, and text describe the experiences of African-American children growing up in the United States from the first African-American baby born in the Jamestown colony through the children growing up in the middle of gang wars at the dawn of the twenty-first century.”
“A picture book biography that examines the life of Buffalo Bird Woman a Hidatsa Native American who lived during the 1800s.”
“Describes the race to be the first to reach the moon between the United States and the Soviet Union, discussing the social effects and technological advancements of the competition.”
“While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. …Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today’s world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.”
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I was always an avid reader, even if I wasn't the best reader. I would read book after book often returning to well loved favorites to read again. My favorite genres are Science Fiction and Historical Fiction. I find both the past and the possible future very interesting. When I became a librarian I was very excited by the prospect of sharing my love of books. I quickly discovered that teaching library and technology is much more than reading books. It's sharing information, learning about reliable resources, digital citizenship, computer skills. Being a librarian at St. Philip's also means I teach technology, film editing, 3d printing, and much more. When I'm not reading and teaching library and technology skills you can find me running SPAS Drama Club.
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