Come down to the School Library to check out some of our newest fiction.
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.
Find out more at surreyteensread.weebly.com
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.
The 2020-2021 School Year has come to an end. It was a year unlike any other. We hope that the School Library was able to serve you as well as possible both in and out of the classroom.
Enjoy some rest and recreation over the summer. We really hope you can find some extra time for reading. Read for fun. Read to learn something you are interested in. Read to laugh. Read to cry. Read to be scared. Read to escape. Read for whatever reason you have.
Over the summer you can continue to visit us online, including access to our ebook collection. We hope that we have fought this pandemic well enough that our full slate of services can return for the 2021-2022 School Year. We will see you again in person in September.
The Summer Reading Library Cart is making its way around the building. Staff are encouraged to have a look and pick up something for reading over the break!
Come down to the school library for more selections. Students and staff are reminded that we have THOUSANDS of books in the School Library and that we would love to have you take home some books to enjoy for some summer reading.
Return your overdue books and other school library materials.
From Surrey Libraries:
Sign up for the 2021 Teen Summer Adventure (TSR).
Combat summer brain drain with our All-Access Passport to summer fun!
Need some inspiration for how to spend the summer?
Get ready to go back in time with Surrey Libraries’ Teen Summer Adventure 2021, Time Travel Edition (Ages 12-18)
Combat summer brain drain with our All-Access Passport to summer fun! Our All-Access Passport is filled with time travel themed challenges and activities you can do all summer long. Complete activities to earn tickets that go toward 8 weekly prizes and 3 summer-end grand prize draws!
Sign up by July 10 to be eligible for all 8 weekly prizes!
Come down to the School Library and check out our display of books and other resources with a connection to LGBTQ+ experiences and SOGI issues.
The Surrey Teens Read book of the year, as selected by the students of Surrey Schools, is A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.
Thanks to all the students who voted in this year’s Surrey Teens Read. And special thanks to the Teacher Librarians on the Committee for all their work running this program. Every year they manage to come up with a slate of outstanding titles for Surrey Teens Read. Once again they gave the students of our district an enjoyable set of books to read during the 2020-2021. We are already looking forward to the next set of nominated titles for 2021-2022.
Find out more: Surrey Teens Read
Born on this day in 1925, Malcolm Little grew up in poverty and lived a life of crime. While in prison he worked to self-educate and converted to Islam, Publicly he became known as Malcolm X, dropping what he referred to as his “slave name.” Intelligent, articulate and charismatic, Malcolm X would become one of the leading figures of the fight for equality for African-Americans. In contrast to Martin Luther King who called for non-violent protest, Malcolm X believed that violence would be necessary for black people to gain their rights. Early on he was considered to be a black-supremacist who believed that blacks and whites could never live together. However, he would eventually disavow that position, and would preach the equality of all people and express a hope for peaceful coexistence. In the years prior to his death, he began to reach out with a willingness to work with other Civil Rights groups and leaders. In particular it was after the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca required of all Muslims, where he experienced the coming together of people of all races and backgrounds, that he embraced the possibility of peaceful change rather than inevitable violence. Tragically, he wouldn’t live long in pursuit of those dreams. He was assassinated in 1965 by members of the group he formerly led, the Nation of Islam.
For more on the life of Malcolm X:
MalcolmX.com (official website of the estate of Malcolm X)