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  • 00:44 The Afterlife of Holly Chase By Cynthia Hand

    On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she'd become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.
    She didn't.
    And then she died.
    Now she's stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge--as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Goodreads

    Uploaded Dec 03, 2020
  • 00:35 Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting By Jim Murphy

    NONFICTION: A Christmas truce that occurred along the Western Front trenches in 1914 (World War I) No one guessed that the troops would defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with the enemy. Grainy pictures of the truce, taken with soldiers' own cameras, show combatants standing shoulder to shoulder, often smiling or exchanging gifts

    Uploaded Dec 03, 2020
  • 4:59 The Lotterys More or Less By Emma Donoghue

    Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. The Lotterys series draws on my nostalgic memories of growing up as the youngest of eight in 1970s Ireland, as well as my wishful thinking about what it might be like to homeschool a brood of seven in 2010s Toronto. **This book talk starts with a brief discussion of Ms. Donoghue's book Room which was made into a movie.

    Uploaded Dec 03, 2020
  • 2:55 Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

    A memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats.

    Uploaded Oct 30, 2020
  • 2:08 Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    “Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive”. Amazon

    Uploaded Oct 30, 2020
  • 00:41 SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

    “In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven among deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before.” Amazon

    Uploaded Oct 30, 2020
  • 2:06 The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

    "If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes"--Jacket flap.

    Uploaded Oct 30, 2020
  • 1:09 How to Spot Fake News

    How to Spot Fake News by Common Sense Media

    Uploaded Oct 22, 2020
  • 3:03 Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

    This book explores in riveting detail the false panic created by the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938 -- as well as the repercussions of "fake news" today.

    Uploaded Oct 22, 2020
  • 00:40 Drama by Raina Telemeier

    " . . . Raina Telgemeier’s immensely popular Drama has been on the hit lists of a number of would-be censors, who claim the book is offensive because it includes LGBTQ.”

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 2:44 I am Jazz by Jazz Jennings

    At BBHS Library: "Becoming Jazz" ". . . some have challenged the work because it addresses gender identity.”

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 3:23 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Banned and challenged for profanity and for “vulgarity and sexual overtones.”

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020