Would You Read These Books?

By , September 19, 2014 10:25 am

Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky - “Looking for Alaska” by John Green – “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie - “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”  by Anne Frank - “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell - “Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers – “Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan” by Jeanette Winter – “Color Purple” by Alice Walker – “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell

CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM TO READ – READ A BANNED BOOK!

BANNED BOOKS WEEK – SEPTEMBER 21 – 27

For more information visit: About Banned and Challenged Books

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Teach for America

By , September 15, 2014 1:09 pm

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Be a Jumpstart Volunteer

By , September 4, 2014 12:28 pm

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 “Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.

Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.” *

Jumpstart at Merrimack is accepting applications. Visit https://application.jstart.org to apply.

Questions to silvas@merrimack.edu

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*from Jumpstart website

 

Schneider Family Book Award

By , August 5, 2014 12:52 pm

The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for “a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences”. Awards are given every year honoring three specific age groups: Children (ages 0-10) – Middle School (ages 11 – 13) – Teens (ages 13 – 18).

The following are the books honored for 2014.

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How to evaluate materials about children with disabilities.

 

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