Tag Archives: books

Little free libraries

Sharing the love of reading in the neighborhood and around the world “Take a book. Return a book.” It’s that simple. Book lovers in more than 70 countries have created their libraries in their front yards, in front of their stores, and in schools to share their love of reading …

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Day 165 English Discussions

English students discuss the final novel of the year in small groups. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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The art of tyranny

The musings of dictators reveal manipulative minds, disjointed insanity Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Mao. Saddam. Men with one name often described with one adjective: evil. But there’s another descriptor in common: writer. Over and over something grabs hold of dictators and tyrants and makes them pick up the pen. Is it …

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Day 68 Book Fair

A sarcophagus is placed in the commons to advertise for the annual book fair. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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When the game goes too far

When what you thought was real life turns out to be virtual, but your virtual death turns out to be real? The world that James Dashner paints in his thrilling and adventurous new book, The Eye of Minds, seems at first to be any video gamers heaven. The characters in …

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Gray, Indiana welcomes conversation about the difficult subjects of life

Minnehaha’s cast of Jim Leonard’s Anatomy of Gray goes back to the 1800s in Gary, Indiana to deal with issues of faith, hope and death. After her father’s funeral, June Muldoon asks God to send a doctor to her small town to prevent further deaths. After the doctor’s surprising arrival, …

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Rowling’s shot at redemption

The Cuckoo’s Calling, a book secretly penned by J.K. Rowling, proves she can still write On 14 July 2013 an obscure book written by an unknown author, Roger Galbraith, surged from 4709th on the Amazon bestseller list to 1st. The book, a suspense novel about a supermodel’s suspicious death, was released …

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Day 27 Mrs. Morris

Librarian Bonnie Morris works on organizing and labeling books. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Summer reading cheat-sheet

Kitra Katz outlines the Top 20 picks for your summer reading pleasure.

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Participating in the classics

When it comes to classic books, it’s what the reader brings to the page  “The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you have been taught, or what you were told to see …

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