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Black History Month Literature Analysis

Black History Month Literature Analysis

February 22, 2022

Join Abby and Rebeka as they discuss Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man and Run: Book One.  A nice parallel is made between how African Americans were treated during the slavery period and later during the Civil Rights movement.  Run: Book One is an awesome graphic novel written in part by the late U.S. Senator, John Lewis.  It gives the reader a unique behind the scenes look at the work involved during the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.  Both books are currently available for check out in the BHS Library Media Center and for digital checkout via the SORA app from the Saline County Library.

First Chapter Friday, Ep. 5 Charming as a Verb

First Chapter Friday, Ep. 5 Charming as a Verb

February 11, 2022

In this episode, Mrs. Kyzer, the library media specialist at BHS, reads the first chapter from Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe.  This novel is a romantic comedy set in modern day New York City.  It centers on two black teenagers who attend the prestigious FATE Academy. Both have aspirations that lead them to work together to hustle those around them.  What starts out as a reluctant collaboration turns into much more as the novel progresses.  Have a listen to the first chapter and stop by your local library to check out the book, if you like what you hear!   

First Chapter Friday, Ep. 4: Monday’s Not Coming

First Chapter Friday, Ep. 4: Monday’s Not Coming

February 4, 2022

In this episode, Mrs. Kyzer continues the First Chapter Friday episodes by reading the first chapter in a book titled, Monday's Not Coming, by Tiffany D. Jackson.  The book is a thriller set in an urban setting.  The book deals with themes of race, class differences, foster care, and abuse/neglect.  It is currently on display in the library media center's Black History Month display for African American authors.  Have a listen to the first chapter to see if you want to read more! 

Commentary on the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Commentary on the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

January 14, 2022

Join us as Abby and Rebeka discuss their thoughts on the The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.  *Spoiler Alert!*

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 16, 2021

Join Austin and Brin as they discuss their thoughts on a a classic Christmas story.  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever was written by Barbara Robinson in 1972.  If you've never read it before, you're in for a treat!  It's definitely not your traditional, mushy, and happily ever after Christmas story! 

A Heart in a Body in a World

A Heart in a Body in a World

December 10, 2021

Join Mrs. Kyzer as she reads the first chapter of A Heart in a Body in a World by Deb Caletti.  This novel is a raw and beautiful read about the affects of trauma on human beings.  It is realistic story that highlights teen violence, gender roles, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Check it out from the BHS Library Media Center or on the Sora app at www.soraapp.com.

Christmas Episode 1: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Christmas Episode 1: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 3, 2021

In this episode Abby and Rebeka discuss the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  You will take a deeper look at the meaning behind Ebenezer Scrooge's growth and redemption through the story, as well as how it compares to several of the film adaptations.  

First Chapter Friday, Ep 2: Dune

First Chapter Friday, Ep 2: Dune

December 3, 2021

Our second First Chapter Friday episode is from the science fiction novel, Dune. Join Mrs. Kyzer as she reads the first chapter of this classic novel, which is currently a popular major motion picture.

 

Dune is the story of Paul Atreides, a young boy who would become known as Muad'Dib and the hero of the story.  In the novel, Paul finds himself on an adventure that will lead him to a destiny of becoming the savior of the future and his family.

The American Thanksgiving in Literature vs. Reality

The American Thanksgiving in Literature vs. Reality

November 25, 2021

Join Joseph and Mrs. Nix, our AP US History teacher, as they discuss the differences between how Thanksgiving is portrayed in literature verses how the very first Thanksgiving took place in the earliest days of our history as country.

First Chapter Friday, Ep 1: The Inheritance Games

First Chapter Friday, Ep 1: The Inheritance Games

November 12, 2021

Join Mrs. Kyzer as she begins a new series called, First Chapter Fridays. In this series, she will read the first chapter from a current and/or popular book each Friday.  This episode highlights The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

 

In this novel, the main character inherits 42.6 billion dollars from a man named Tobias Hawthorne.  She is not related to this man and has been given this money over his family members!  You'll have to read the book to find out why!

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