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Creative Commons a variety of electronic resources that can be used if attributed to the creator
American History History and Culture, primary source documents

What I’m reading now:
1984 by George Orwell.  So timely to read, as our government talks about removing press licences.
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott.  Fantasy novel similar to Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc.
Longbow Girl by Linda Davies.  Time-traveling, butt-kicking main character!
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar.  Magical realism as a young girl comes to understand her grandfather.
Zero Day by Jan Gangsei.  Must read thriller!
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.  What if Hitler and the Axis Powers had won?
Mayday by Karen Harrington.  Emotional read.
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel by Susan Hill Long.  Fantasy at its best.
Ghost by Jason Reynolds.  It's Jason Reynolds...need I say more?
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands.  Medieval alchemy meets devilish main character.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.  Set in Italy and you'll wish you had some gelato to eat!
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee.  Must read tear-jerker.
The Martian by Andy Weir.  Why did I wait so long to read?  And the movie was great too!

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Books ship to school for free.
This month's orders are due 11/17/2017 by 3pm