Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gloriana June Hemphill lived in a time when segregation between whites and blacks was coming to an end. It is the summer of 1964, the year she is turning 12. She dreamed of going to the pool all summer and having her 12th birthday party at the pool. However, the summer turned out different than she imagined. That summer, the town council closed the pool claiming that the cracks needed to be fixed. However, Glory soon learns that the pool was closed to keep out Negroes. Glory is very upset about this, so she decides to write a letter to the newspaper. Will her article be published or will it be hidden in a drawer?
Monday, March 12, 2012
I just read a fun book called "Little Women and Me" by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. We just got this book in our library and I am excited to share it with all of you. A girl by the name of Emily March gets an assignment to describe one thing that she would change about a classic novel. She chooses "Little Women" as her book. Once she starts on the assignment she discovers that she is now living in the 1860's as one of the March sisters! Can she save Beth from dying? Can she prevent the boy next door from winding up with Amy instead of Jo? My suggestion would be to read "Little Women" first as you will understand what is going on more, but if you don't have time you will still enjoy "Little Women and Me".
Friday, March 9, 2012
The 2012 Caldecott and Newbery Award winners have been announced. The Caldecott medal was award to Chris Raschka's book "A Ball for Daisy". The Newbery winner was "A Dead End in Norvelt" by Jack Gantos. Reviews on these books will be posted soon!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Welcome to the Lakeview Library blog. My name is Mrs. Hansen and I am excited to be part of Lakeview Elementary. I love to read! Some of my favorite authors are: Margaret Haddix, Shannon Hale, and Lois Lowry. Recently I read "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper and loved it. I am currently reading it to my 6th graders. I love the outdoors: camping, hiking, skiing. I also love to run and ride my bike. This winter I am going to try cross country skiing. I talked my husband into buying me cross country equipment for Christmas.