Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Ahhh, research…Can’t you just hear the students in your class hum in excited anticipation? Oh boy, a research assignment… Can’t wait! Right, maybe in some parallel universe.
The Anne Frank case: Simon Wiesenthal’s search for the truth / Susan Rubin Goldman (940.5318 RUA 2009)
-a young man with a desire to improve life for people in his village with access to a small library and an incredible ability to create and overcome obstacles. Talk about research being relevant to everyday life!
-fictional account of a boy set to write a research essay at school who wants to use an 'interesting' anecdote - but is it true or not? And then what to do with it.
-a modern day hunt for the story behind an artifact (suitcase with Hana's name) sent by the Auschwitz Holocaust Museum to Tokyo.
-researchers to save the day as they look to discover the reasons why bees are dying in droves
-awesome set of circumstances where the movie Jaws motivates a young man to discover the real story behind an American WWII incident.
-again, amazing accounting of the history of a lock of Mr. Bs hair that provides new information about the cause of his death.
-we know how this ends, but it doesn't matter as the tension builds when doctors, scientists and volunteers place themselves at risk to discover the cause and antedote for yellow fever.
-there's a lot of crap floating around in our oceans (besides oil) and this scientist takes us along to discover how things end up where they do.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Politics? Religion? Science? Art?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A MT student recently reminded me about One hen: how one small loan made a big difference (823 M6380 PIC BK) and then, as these things often happen, I found out (see PaperTigers ) that the book had led to the creation of a non-profit organization One Hen, Inc. which recently celebrated its first anniversary, May 7th, 2010. (I know I missed the boat but I was so thrilled to discover this, I just had to share.)
Thursday, July 8, 2010
So it continues. I didn’t realize I’d have so many books to list for this posting that I decided to break it into two parts. Part 1 listed fiction, picture books and novels.
Read, read, read. That’s all I do. So much good stuff, so little time...
Monday, July 5, 2010
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