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Library Staff and Teacher Recommendations

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"Raising a Community of Readers"

 

 REAL MEN READ!

Mr. R. Lewis, Social Studies and History Teacher

Loreauville High School's Teacher of the Year - 2017

Achebe, Chinua.  Things Fall Apart.  New York : Anchor Books, 1994, c1959.

Okonkwo is a wealthy and respected warrior of the Umuofia clan, a Nigerian tribe that is part of a group of nine villages that are connected.  Okonkwo takes charge of the boy, Ikemefuna, and finds an ideal son in him.   Mr. Lewis says this book teaches a rich cultural and historical lesson.

Mrs. C. Picheloup, Librarian

Jones, Carrie.  Need.  New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.

After the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where her new friends tell Zara of the strange disappearances and happenings.  She keeps hearing voices that lure her to the woods, but is she safe here?  

 

Garrett Ledford

Maas, Sarah J.  Throne of Glass.    New York:  Bloomsbury, 2012.

Celaena Sardothien, one of the best assassins in the world, is betrayed and lost.  Readers watch as her story of love and anger unfold in a plot of twists and deceit. Unable to trust those she thinks she can, Celaena will do her best to uncover the mystery and survive.

Celaena Sardothien, one of the best assassins in the world, is betrayed and lost.  Readers watch as her story of love and anger unfold in a plot of twists and deceit. Unable to trust those she thinks she can, Celaena will do her best to uncover the mystery and survive.

 

 

Shan’Tajha Vital

Stiefvater, Maggie.  Shiver.  New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.

For years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in turn, has been watching her. That wolf, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again. Book #1 the series, The Wolves of Mercy Falls.  I recommend it!

 

 

 

Brook Boudreaux

Rowell, Rainbow.  Eleanor & Park.  New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.

 Eleanor and Park are as different as night and day. Eleanor is the new girl with crazy red hair and strange clothes. Park is the quiet Asian boy who does everything to avoid bringing attention to himself until Eleanor walks onto the bus. The two sit together never speaking, until they realize that they share a common interest in comics and good music.  Their friendship quickly turns into something stronger.

 

REAL MEN READ!

Coach Jude Dugas, Science Department

Iberia Parish and LHS Teacher of the Year - 2016

Paulsen, Gary.  Hatchet.  New York:  Simon & Shuster, 1987.

Brian is flying on a small plane when the pilot suddenly has a heart attack and dies. Brian manages to keep the plane level until it crashes into a lake. Brian survives the crash with only the clothes on his back and a hatchet.  The wilderness tests Brian's survival skills. This great novel continues with the sequel, Brian's Winter.  Coach gives them two thumbs up!

 

 

 

Alison Gilbert

Rees, Celia.  Sorceress.  Cambridge, Mass : Candlewick Press, 2002.

As Alison Ellman is searching for information about Mary Newbury; she has a diary and some scattered information about other people in Mary's life, but Mary has disappeared into the forests.  Alison has no way of following her. When she meets Agnes Herne, Alison encounters the person who will tell her all about Mary's life after she leaves Beulah. Agnes is a descendant of Mary's and has a special skill which allows her to be in touch with Mary in the spirit world. 

 

 

 

 

Kim Hubertus 

Riggs, Ransom.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Philadelphia:  Quirk Books, 2011.  

Growing up listening to stories told by his grandfather, Jacob travels to the island where his grandfather grew up to discover that the peculiar children in his grandfathers tales are real and that they need his help. Jacob risks his life to help the peculiar children and ends up finding out he is a peculiar child along the way.

 

 

 

MacKenzi Babineaux

McDaniel, Lurlene.  Don't Die, My Love.  New York:  Bantam Books, 1995.

When Luke, the star of the high school football team, cannot get over the flu, his girlfriend Julie convinces him to see a doctor and they learn that his illness is serious.

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