Library Literacy News
Unity Junior High School
And the award goes to...
Award season is upon us. In the midst of nominations for best picture, best actor, and best dressed, let's not forget the most important awards: the children's literature awards--John Newbery Medal, Pura Belpré Award, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. These highly prestigious awards in the world of children's literature not only heighten title and author popularity, but also secure a spot in the world of publishing--the title will indefinitely be in print for generations to come. The 2016 winners are:
- John Newbery Medal: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
- Pura Belpré Award: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
- Corretta Scott King Book Award: Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
- Robert F.Sibert Information Book Medal: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
What's happening in the Media Center
New audiobook titles have arrived! Check out the print edition along with the audio version of these titles: Al Capone does my shirts, Charlotte's web, On the day I died, The one and only Ivan, and A snicker of magic. Read along!
Collaboration across content-areas happens frequently in the Media Center. It's the perfect meeting place for two classes to work together; computers, a Smart Board, and a wealth of print and non-print resources are readily available. (Pictured: two classes, two content-areas working together--LA and Social Studies.)
Real Reads series introduces students to the literary classics from around the world, each fitted into a 64-page book. Although geared towards 6th-8th graders, this series offers a quick-read for adults who are unlikely ever to read the original versions. Stop by the Media Center to browse the titles.
DOGO [doh-GOH] means young or small in Swahili. While our young fans may be small, they act BIG as they engage with our websites and express their opinions on the content that interests and inspires them.
This site aims to kick-start the travel bug and open kids' eyes and minds to the world around them.
Julia Alvarez visits Unity Junior High
Monday, March 21st, 9am
2100 South Laramie Avenue
Author Julia Alvarez