White Pine Reading Club
Presented by the SHSS Library LC
Join the Reading Club!
The Library staff would like to encourage ALL students to join the White Pine Reading Club this year to show their love and support of whole school reading.
Once again, the selection committee made up of teachers and Teacher Librarians has worked diligently to provide the ten best Canadian youth fiction to date.
To join our club, all you have to do is read a book! Hopefully that will get you hooked and interested to blog on-line, discuss the text with the Teacher Readers involved in the program, and join us for our breakfast and author celebration in May.
All The Rage
Teacher reader Ms. Bernad
Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time-and they certainly won't now-but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.
The Art of Getting Stared At
Teacher Reader Mme Ouellette
Sixteen year old Sloane Kendricks has a chance at her dream film school, and she’s not going to let anything get in the way of her short film application, not even having to work with slacker Isaac Alexander. But then one day she notices her hair has started falling out. As she loses more and more hair, Sloane is finally diagnosed with alopecia areata. There is no cause, no treatment, and no cure. Sloane has never cared about her appearance, but that was when she was normal. What will she do now?
The Bodies We Wear
teacher Reader Ms Poole
To get a glimpse of heaven try Heam. The catch: you just might see hell instead. Faye was eleven when Heam was forced on her and her best friend, Christian. Faye saw hell and vowed retribution. After years spent training, Faye is ready to take revenge on the men that destroyed her future and killed her friend. But vengeance has its price and a mysterious young man doesn’t want Faye to pay up. Branded by what happened to her as a child, Faye wonders if setting aside revenge is worth it for a future that may no longer exist?
Teacher reader Mr. Nixon
Willa Jaffrey is beautiful, rich, dating the perfect guy, and looking forward to a fabulous senior year. Enter mysterious Keegan Fraser, a handsome new student who wants no part of the games everyone plays at Willa’s high school. Despite a rocky start, Keegan and Willa gradually become closer, even as Willa’s carefully constructed universe begins to fall apart. And while Keegan helps Willa deal with some hard truths, Willa has no idea that Keegan’s past holds the darkest of secrets—and it’s about to catch up to him. Someone is looking for Keegan and his family and is getting menacingly close to finding them.
The Outside Circle
teacher reader Mr. Rodie
This graphic novel is an eye-opening account of some of the troubles thrust upon the Aboriginal people, shown through the lens of a troubled young man. When older brother Pete ends up in jail, he realizes the negative influence he has become on his younger brother, which leads him to begin a process of rehabilitation that includes traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies. As the story unfolds, it takes the readers on a journey that is both educational and captivating.
Teacher Reader Ms Homem
Kaya is adopted, multiracial, grieving the death of her father and carrying a painful secret. Feeling ill at ease with her family and in her own skin, she runs away repeatedly, gradually disappearing into a life of addiction and sex work. Meanwhile, her sister, Beth, escapes her own troubles with food and a rediscovered talent for magic tricks. Though both girls struggle through darkness and pain, they eventually find their way to a moment of illumination and healing.
A Sense of the Infinite
Teacher reader ms Cherian
This is the story of Annabeth's senior year of high school. For years, she has been grounded by her close friendship with Noe. But now Noe is pulling away from her, and she's feeling alone and uncertain. Ultimately, it's a story about friendship, about the evolution of relationships and people. It’s about finding your path and your destiny, with or without, a best friend at your side. This story relates how growing up at any age means changes that are hard, changes that hurt, and changes that inspire excitement.