All in the Family

Author Andrea Cheng leads a discussion as her mother looks on.
Author Andrea Cheng leads a discussion as her mother looks on.

It’s not often that high school students have the chance to meet the author of a book they are reading in class. Even more rare is the opportunity to meet the person whose life story inspired the book. So the students in Ann Cheng’s 9th grade humanities class hit the jackpot last week when both the author and the subject of Marika, the historical novel they have been reading, visited their classroom. Continue reading “All in the Family”

Reading Suggestions for April Break

Ms. Post helps a student check out a new book.
Ms. Post helps a student check out a new book.

With April vacation coming up next week, CCSC Librarian Barbara Post invites all students to replenish their supply of DEAR books — and to return any books they have finished so they are available for other students.

Ms. Post keeps adding new titles to refresh the collection throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions:

Looking for a powerful teen drama? Sink your teeth into Bait by Alex Sanchez.

Want to make Mr. Seton and Mr. Fahsel smile? Dig into the Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence (6 new books especially for 7th graders). Continue reading “Reading Suggestions for April Break”

Reading Suggestions for February Break

CCSC_Library1Overheard in the library today: “I’ve got to stock up on books for February break.”

Following a weekend bookended by two snow days and a with week of school vacation coming up, avid readers like 8th graders Rajai and Sandie, made a beeline to the CCSC library during lunch to replenish their supply of DEAR books.

From Black History Month and Valentine’s Day to Chinese New Year and the start of baseball spring training, February offers no shortage of themes to inspire readers of all inclinations. All CCSC students are expected to keep up, even redouble, their DEAR reading over break, and luckily librarian Barbara Post never runs short of suggestions to tempt even the most reluctant readers. All these titles were available to check out this morning; new additions to the collection get snapped up quickly, so don’t dally! Continue reading “Reading Suggestions for February Break”