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Brave New World

Brave New World reveals important issues in modern day society Genetic modification, government corruption, substance abuse … sounds familiar, right? Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a modern classic novel — perpetually relevant — delving into important issues that modern society faces. Generations of readers have identified with this book, …

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Historical fiction connects the past and present

“Chamberlain closed his eyes and saw it again. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. No book or music would have that beauty. He did not understand it: a mile of men flowing slowly, steadily, inevitably up the long green ground, dying all the while, coming to …

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Minnehaha sophomores compare The Lord of the Flies to the movie Mean Girls

“I think [watching Mean Girls in English class] is a great idea. It’s funny, and then it also shows…how girls act, [not realistically], but it’s enhanced. It’s really entertaining,” said sophomore Lily Kline, a student in Robyn Westrem’s Honors English 10. For the past few weeks, sophomore students in Honors …

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AP World History students watch Guns, Germs, and Steel

With the second week of second semester hitting the halfway point, students of all grades continue get back into the swing of things and slip back into a normal school routine. In particular, AP World History students are becoming familiar with a new way of testing in class. Unlike first …

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Contributing to a classic

It’s 1957. An aspiring female author with boy-cut brown hair leans across a desk and offers a well-worked manuscript to Tay Hohoff, an editor at LB Lippencott. The editor fans through the manuscript’s crisp pages, digesting a story about a young woman named Scout. It’s a story about right and …

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Exposing the human condition through magic

With all the magic based stories around, what does your mind believe magic should be like? Open your mind and take a look into a medley of it with The Magicians Trilogy There’s a schism in literary fiction that passes unnoticed to the general reader. It travels under the guise of …

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Day 93 Book to Movie Adaptations

The librarians set up a display showing recent and upcoming book to movie adaptations. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 79 Free Posters

Free posters sit in the library for teachers or students to take. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Shaping minds, changing lives

Reading children’s books is worth more than just entertainment, as children learn and grow through simple children’s tales When you talk about influencing people you’re much better off influencing children to be positive members of society than adults,” said David Adler, the author of the Cam Jansen Mystery series. “Because …

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They are classics for a reason

A holiday break is an opportunity to choose your own reading; why not read something great? “I grew up reading,” recalled Eric Gosset, a math and computer science professor at Bethel University. “I can remember when I was even in elementary school, or pre-reading age, my mom and I would …

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