The Book Break

O. Henry's At-Home Library Newsletter: May 11th, 2020

New book releases

What is ms. cross currently reading?

This week I've been reading a dark supernatural book, The Wicked Deep, by Shea Ernshaw. 200 years ago in the fictional town of Sparrow, Oregon, three teenage sisters were accused of witchcraft and the town drowned them in the harbor. Since this tragedy, the girls have sought revenge on the town each summer by taking over the bodies of three teenage girls and luring boys into the harbor to drown. Will this curse ever be broken?

Check it out in Sora if you're interested in a spooky, romantic, young adult witchy tale. Recommended for 8th graders due to sensitive areas.

Book Talks in Blend

Read a book recently that you really liked? Please share a little about the book and why you liked it via the Library Blend Module- Book Talks. We can still talk books from home!!

Attention 8th graders going on to high school

Check out the TAYSHAS 2020 Reading List for awesome books, both fiction and nonfiction. If you can't find an ebook version in MackinVia, Sora, or the Austin Public Library, let Ms. Cross know! I just might be able to find a copy for you. :)

Looking for a specific book?

Please let me know if there is a book you are dying to get your hands on and want it fast! Message me in Blend or shoot me an email. I just might be able to get it for you. Nothing makes time go by faster in quarantine than reading...

Reminder: 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