The Book Break

O. Henry's At-Home Library Newsletter (Week of April 27th)

Zoom Author Visit via Book People on April 29th

ADL Austin invites you to a No Place for Hate® Book Talk with authors of When Stars Are Scattered Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamamed, hosted online by BookPeople!

  • Please join us on Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00PM online via Zoom to hear a story about family, love resilience and hope.
  • As a guest of ADL Austin you get free access to this event, please RSVP by Tuesday April 28th using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8Y3CV3

(your Zoom link will be emailed to you after you RSVP)

This author talk is designed for caregivers to join along with their children, and will explore No Place for Hate themes including bias, prejudice, and allyship.

Food Poems for Poetry Month

This week let's celebrate Poetry Month by relating poems to food because I don't know about you, but I've been enjoying food a lot during quarantine. Check out this collection of food poems with images that accompany each of the poems. Try writing your own poem about a food and snapping a picture. Be sure to share your poems with me via email or Blend. Happy writing!

Comics Plus

Check out the screencast below on how to access thousands of comic books from the comfort of your couch! Yes, I said thousands.
ComicsPlus login info

Want a little Reading challenge to do at home?

Check out the Lone Star 2020 Reading List and see how many books you can read. I will soon have all the Lone Star books of 2020 available on Sora. Some are already there, so keep your eyes peeled.

do you have o. henry library books at home?

As of now, students need to hold onto their O. Henry library books. If you don't remember what you have checked out, you should have received an email on Thursday, April 9th, in your student email account. If you still are unsure, feel free to message me in Blend or shoot me an email. Do not worry about the notice stating the books are overdue.

Questions or Comments?

Feel free to email me with any comments/questions/concerns you have regarding all things library. I'm here to help and will be checking email frequently.

ashley.cross@austinisd.org. You can also message me in the Library Blend course as well.


Happy Reading!

-Ms. Cross