Our final featured author for Black History Month this year is Mildred Taylor. Some 8th graders are already familiar with this author after reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry in English class. In her book The Well, in Mississippi in the early 1900s ten-year-old David Logan's family generously shares their well water with both white and black neighbors in an atmosphere of potential racial violence. Click HERE to reserve a copy of The Well from the Sandburg Library. Click HERE to learn more about Mildred Taylor.
Today’s featured author is Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer which was inspired by the image of kids involved in the Black Panther movement in the 1960s. In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Click HERE to reserve a copy of One Crazy Summer from the Sandburg Library. Click HERE to learn more about Rita Williams-Garcia.
Today’s featured author is Varian Johnson, author of The Parker Inheritance. Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert. Click HERE to reserve a copy of The Parker Inheritance from the Sandburg Library, and click HERE to learn more about Varian Johson.
- Superhero club meets in Zoom cyberspace today after school! Interested in joining and meeting new people? Contact Dr. Emrikson - email@example.com
- Today’s featured author is Walter Dean Myers who has written over 100 books! It’s hard to pick just one book of his to feature, but consider reading Hoops. In the book, a teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake. Click HERE to reserve a copy of Hoops from the Sandburg Library, and click HERE to learn more about Walter Dean Myers.
- 8th grader applications for the 2021-2022 York Student Council are now open and available on the York website. Applications must be submitted by March 9th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Superhero club meets in Zoom cyberspace tomorrow after school! Interested in joining and meeting new people? Contact Dr. Emrikson
- Today’s featured author for Black History Month is Kekla Magoon who has written several books including Camo Girl. In the book, Ella has always been friends with a boy known as Z, despite his reputation as the weird kid, but when a new boy, Bailey, moves to town and befriends Ella because they are the only two African American students in the class, she must choose between the popularity Bailey will bring to her life and her lifelong friendship with Z. Click HERE to reserve a copy of Camo Girl from the Sandburg Library, and click HERE to learn more about the author Kekla Magoon.