Sarah’s Key by Tatianan de Rosnay – 8 copies
Sarah’s Key follow the story of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in France, who is assigned to complete an article on the Vel’ d’Hiv’ round up in France as well as the story of Sarah, a young girl, who experienced the roundup first hand. The novel explores France’s role in the World War II and shines light on an otherwise scarcely remembered tragedy of the Holocaust. While most novels about the Holocaust delve into its horrors. Sarah’s Key delves into the effects of the Holocaust that are still felt decades later by French. .
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Andrew Clements “Things not Seen“ tells a story of a 15-year-old boy who discovers that he has turned invisible overnight and becomes determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny. A great convincing story for ages 10 and up.
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At a time when most black women were slaves or servants and even white women were expected to sit quietly in the corner, Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women’s rights. Born a slave in New York State around 1797 and given the name Isabella by her owner, she had already fled to freedom when New York’s 1827 anti-slavery law officially emancipated her. Deeply religious, she adopted the name Sojourner Truth and became a traveling lay preacher and lecturer. Though she was illiterate, her extraordinary speaking skills electrified audiences and brought her widespread fame.
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The hundred year old book is this years One Book One Nebraska selection. Check out this great Nebraska book for your book club. The System Office has ten copies of the book, as well as sample discussion questions. Contact Shelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-564-1586 to reserve for your upcoming book group.
We are proud to announce this year’s NLA/NSLA/MPLA Conference scholarship winners. Each of our winners will receive $150 to go towards their attendance at the Tri-Conference October 17-19 in La Vista.
- Sherri Nielsen, Shelby-Rising City Public School
- Laura Alt, Shelby Community Library
- Heather Kavan, East Butler Schools
- Odessa Meyer, South Sioux City Public Library
In addition, Biblionix provided us with one $150 stipend to award to a public librarian to go towards her attendance at the Tri-Conference October 17-19 in La Vista. The recipient of this year’s Biblionix stipend is:
- Anne Dexter, Neligh Public Library
Congratulations to all our winners!
The Northeast Library System is pleased to announce that we will award four $150 scholarships to this year’s conference! The scholarship can help you pay for registration fees and/or travel expenses. If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to conference, I encourage you to apply! If you’ve applied for a NELS scholarship in the past and didn’t get one, please try again!
Biblionix is generously sponsoring a $150 stipend for this year’s conference! You must be a library director or staff at a small- or medium-sized public library and be a member of NLA (current or new).
The application deadline for both scholarships is September 7, but why wait? Apply today!
A treasury of Poetry!
Centered around the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the trunk contains a magnetic poetry board, craft ideas, books, contest ideas, teacher’s guide, readers’ guides and more! Longfellow was a popular poet in his own time and continues to inspire and entertain readers today. He is the author is such famous poems as “The Children’s Hour,” “Song of Hiawatha” and “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
The Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Public Library and Joslyn Art Museum worked together to create a wonderful combination of resources in the Longfellow Poetry Trunk, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
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I am currently reading Jessamyn C. West’s Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide, and I just ran across this passage:
Part of being an effective [technology] instructor is about putting technology use into perspective for people and helping them find a place for it in their own lives as something other than an insurmountable obstacle.
So true. And it does seem like an insurmountable obstacle for so many people. If you are interested in teaching, social issues or technology, this is a great – and very relevant – read. We have a copy here at the NELS office – Let us know if you’d like to borrow it!