Media Center Memo

NEW NONFICTION

This Land Was Made For You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

Adele: A Celebration of an Icon and Her Music

The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho

Eight Plays of United States History

Weird Sea Creatures

Helen Keller

Chicago Poems

Silk and Venom: Searching for A Dangerous Spider

Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America

Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World

Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa

Boys Who Rocked the World: Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries

Fire in My Hands

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

Albert Einstein

The Building of Manhattan

Cut From the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend and Tall Tale

The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

Gandhi

Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America

A Little Book of Slime

Mythmaker: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass



Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading: With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others

For content-area and language-arts teachers alike! The authors pair "more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration." Don't reinvent the wheel to get nonfiction texts into your classroom!

FINAL DUE DATE!

All library books are due back to the media center by Monday, May 13. There will be 100 Grand given to ALL 1st hour classes who have all of their materials in! :)

MEDIA CENTER SURVEY

In the next few weeks, I will be sending out a link to an online survey about media center services at MVMS. You will be anonymous so please give me your honest feedback and suggestions! I also need to have the students take one. So. . . would it be easier to pass out paper copies (to each 1st hour class, for instance) or would one teacher at each grade level be willing to have all of their classes do it online? Does someone have time for that? Let me know asap! Thanks!