I'm so excited that I get to have Library Day back in my blog. On Library Day, I take my students to the school library. While they get a lesson from the library clerk, I wander around happily choosing books. I claim that this is because I want to set a good library example.
In reality, it is just because any place filled with books is my happy place. I am irresistibly compelled to browse my options.
So, each Library Day, I will post my selections from the elementary school library. (FYI, the synopses are written before I read the book. So really, I'm kind of just guessing.)
Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett
Seems to be about a girl who used to be thin; until she gets some disease that affects her metabolism. The front cover has a picture of a teenager staring aghast at the number on a scale. I'm pretty sure none of the elementary students are ever going to read this, let alone relate to it. Not for about 10 years or so anyway.
Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper
An almost 11 year old girl is disabled and has never spoken a word. It appears to be told from her point of view on the challenges she faces.
Unfamiliar Magic by R.C. Alexander
I picked this up because I like magic. And because the girl on the cover has a black cat on her head. Black cats are cool. (Mine is named Nox.)
Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn
The book flap says it is "one of the first works written for young readers describing the early days of... the Holocaust." I went to the Dallas Holocaust Museum over the summer and so I'm currently on the lookout for books set during those events.