Last week, Ms. Gargiulo, Ms. Gillespie and I attended a special author event at Children’s Book World. Laurie Halse Anderson, beloved author of Speak, just released her latest book, Ashes, the much-anticipated third installment in the Seeds of America trilogy. (Hill Top’s 8th graders read the second book in the series, Forge, this summer.) Laurie was a treat to see in person. She spoke passionately about her subject – the American Revolution – and the responsibilities authors have to be accountable to their characters, particularly when dealing with race, religious, or other differences. Ashes is a heart-thumping page turner that reveals the fates of Isabel, Ruth, and Curzon while exploring the meaning of freedom. Check out our signed copy in the Hill Top library.
Category Cloud"Classic" Books 180 Things App of the Week audiobooks Author Events Award Winners Banned Books Week Black History Month Book Trailers Current Events Diversity Fun Events Geeks General Graphic Novels Holiday Reading junk giveaway Mrs. Gillespie's pick New Books Non-fiction Opportunity of the Week Outstanding Books for the College Bound podcasts Series Reading Silly Holidays summer reading Teen Tech Week This Week in History trivia Uncategorized
Tags100 sideways miles 180 180 things all hallow's read apps audiobooks authors banned books be interesting! bingo book ads book list books books in verse book trailers brandon sanderson children's book world christopher paul curtis civil rights classic horror classics college counseling cornelia funke courage has no color curiosity rover cute animals daniel kraus did i mention funny digital citizenship week ebooks ernst cline fantasy free funny books fun stuff games graduation project ideas graphic novels hour of code james dashner john green libba bray libraries rock library catalog national poetry month New Books nonfiction winners origami yoda outstanding books for the college bound paolo bacigalupi podcasts printz productivity apps read alikes scary reads scholarships scott westerfeld sequels series star wars steampunk summer programs summer reading susan beth pfeffer sync talk like a pirate day ted talks Teens Top Ten time travel tom leveen unshelved volunteer opportunity wikipedia william shakespear's star wars zombies