Monday, September 1, 2014
The family faces their latest eviction after Livvie responds with an outburst to an unexpected sound.
Livvie is determined to return with her family to a house where they used to live, believing they were all happy there.
I sympathized with Livvie, being condemned by strangers, because I shared similar moments.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
“This librarian travels by bicycle and bus.” I’ve started a new blog to officially house my writings about auto-dependence alternatives. Its blogroll will grow as I migrate entries from my library-themed blog.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
At 15, Ari doesn’t share the interests of other boys his age and, even though he’s tried various activities, he’s never felt a “part of their world.”
At the swimming pool one afternoon, Ari meets a boy named Dante. But while Dante is very different from Ari and the other boys Ari knows, Ari is able to relate to Dante in a way he can with no one else.
As both boys age, they grow and learn what it means to be men in their society.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Starfire loves being my sewing helper, even when her “help” takes the form of a nap. Here she is with my newest hat creation, cut from a repurposed skirt.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Our studies this week in my chidren’s literature course addressed ways that children’s literature addressed social issues of the time, including our predictions concerning what issues will be included in the future.
Special thanks to the Bellview PTO for purchasing OBOB books, and to parent-volunteers for laminating and barcoding them. Teacher-librarian Lauren Hall and I will work through them as soon as possible to get them ready for use by our students.
Library shelf-tops, bare for the summer, will soon have books on display. I’m looking forward to another wonderful year in the Bellview library.
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