Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reflection: What is the mission of the modern school library?


3. What is the mission of the modern school library and how do the mission’s relate to the common beliefs?  After class discussion, and your thoughts last week how have your reactions to the common beliefs changed (maybe they haven’t).  … Continue reading

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The Blue Notebook, by James Levine


This is a haunting book. Just as you think it can’t get much worse, life can. This is the story, told as an autobiography through a journal of a 15 year old prostitute in Mumbai, India. We learn how she … Continue reading

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Reflections on Library Censorship


5. Discuss the issues surrounding intellectual freedom, censorship, selection, and in loco parentis in school libraries.  Do not restrict your comments to print format only, and consider how long standing programs (such as AR, or highly restrictive filtering) may play … Continue reading

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Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


You know that guilty feeling you have when you eat a really good piece of dark chocolate and you feel like you shouldn’t have. One of my friends once said, “Remove the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. Only do what … Continue reading

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Reflections on The New School Librarian, LIBR 233


“What is in a name? Over the last 25 years (probably longer) the title of School Librarian has morphed from school librarian to media specialist to teacher librarian. In Canada and California, and maybe other places we are officially teacher … Continue reading

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Saffy’s Angel, by Hilary McKay


This is a lovely, engaging story that will appeal to girls. 13 year old Saffy lives in a household of artists with her disorganized but talented mother Eva, her teenage sister Caddy,  her brother Indigo, and her other little sister … Continue reading

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Bog Child, by Siobhan Dowd


I was intrigued by the title of this book. As a child, I had read a cool book called The Bog People by P.V. Glob (what a great last name). It was about Iron Age people in Scandanavia and the … Continue reading

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