In the 70s they said these kids were funky. In the 80s they said these kids were choice. In the 90s they said these kids were rad. In the 2000s they said these kids were hella cool. In the 2010s they said these kids were lit. In 2021 they say these kids are on the Library Team.
Find out more here to see if you have what it takes to join the squad that everyone says is bussin.
The International Day of Peace, established by the United Nations in 1981, is observed every September 21. According to un.org:
“The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.”
The School Library is a polling station for Student Vote Canada. While registered voters go to the polls in the 2021 Federal Election, all over our nation students are participating in a parallel mock election.
Yom Kippur, or the “Day of Atonement”, is the holiest day on the Jewish Calendar. For devout Jews in Canada and around the world, Yom Kippur is the most important Holiday, beyond Hanukkah or even the Passover. Many Jews will spend the entire day in fasting, praying and other observances.
In 2021 Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 15, and ends at nightfall on September 16. (This is according to the Gregorian Calendar, while the Jewish Calendar is at year 5782.)
Surrey Teens Read has once again come up with an incredible list of titles for students to enjoy. This week we look at Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.
Concrete Rose is a prequel, going back 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give, the debut novel of Thomas and an international sensation. This latest novel looks at the early life of Maverick Carter, who would become the father of Starr Carter, the protagonist of The Hate U Give.
Come down to the School Library to see Concrete Rose and the other nine nominated titles for this school year’s version of Surrey Teens Read.
Come down to the School Library to check out this year’s nominated titles from Surrey Teens Read. Once again there are 10 novels on the ballot and we have multiple copies of each title. There are books representing a variety of genres and there is something to appeal to everyone in high school, boys and girls, all ages and grades, from avid readers to casual readers.
Find out more by checking our Surrey Teens Read display in person. You can also go to the online home of STR, surreyteensread.weebly.com.