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Summer Resources for Middle School
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Use CLEVER to access the following resources under "OPS Library Media Services Resources"
Novel List K-8 Plus Access From Home:
You can access from this link: https://nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov/
You will need to enter the password from the Pawnee Online Resources Sheet, or contact Mrs. Stover for the password: email@example.com
Young Adult Golden Sower Nominees 2022-2023
Young Adult GS Nominees 2022-2023 Click Here
2022 Young Adult Golden Sower Winner/Honor Books
Run, Hide, Fight Back by
Six teens must band together to survive after a shooting breaks out in Run, Hide, Fight Back a high-stakes thriller by New York Times bestselling author April Henry. When a deadly shooting breaks out in a Portland shopping mall, a diverse group of teens ends up trapped behind a store's security shutter. To her own surprise, seventeen-year-old Miranda finds the others looking to her as their leader. But she's hiding a big secret--and she's not the only one. The group has only three choices: Run, hide, or fight back. The wrong decision will have fatal consequences. In her masterful style, April Henry crafts an unrelenting thriller with empowering teen heroes. For fans of the breakout YA mysteries This Is Where It Ends and One of Us Is Lying. Christy Ottaviano Books
Dragon Hoops by
In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories--comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons's lives, but his own life as well.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by
"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart's finest book yet -- and that's saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." --Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree A 2020 ILA Teachers' Choice A 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction An Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019 A Junior Library Guild Selection Five years. That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn't been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished--the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box--she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it. Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys... Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her "once upon a time" into a "happily ever after." This title has common core connections.
Summer Reading Programs 2022
If you participate in the Pawnee Summer Reading Program, even though you are going to the middle school, Mrs. Stover will personally make sure you receive a prize for participating and turning in your sheet by Friday, August 19. You may turn in your sheet to the Bryan Middle School librarian, Mrs. Raszler, and she will send it to me. Sheets will NOT be taken after this date!
From Mrs. Raszler--"We have a Readers ARE Leaders program here! You can tell them that I will do something to count their summer reading as part of their 1st Quarter reading requirement as well! They will here all about the program on their first 7th grade day here! Each quarter the kids who meet the requirements get to attend a celebration with food, fun and FREE books! I would LOVE to see them fired up on day 1 to read!"
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