3 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week!

Posted by Mary Hendra on April 12, 2016

It's National Library Week!

What is the last book you checked out of the library? Share your latest library read in a comment below.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I joined the "Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball" for LA Public Library this year. I curled up with my choice of books - public library and my own - reading two different books that day. One of my memorable moments when studying in the Soviet Union as a college student was trying to get a Soviet library card... and then the entire process of using a library in Moscow! Needless to say, I'm a bit of a library nerd. So, in honor of National Library Week, here are three gifts:

1) Explore a Collection of Literature Resources curated just for English/Language Arts educators. Did you know Facing History has study guides for 10 different books?

2) Borrow whole class sets from our Facing History library! This is a benefit that Facing History -trained educators can take advantage of. There is no fee. We just ask that you go through a seminar with Facing History so that we can support you as you are teaching these. (Haven't been to a seminar yet? Click here to see the offerings this summer in LA.) Being able to use a book in part or whole is a great supplement to any class. Below are titles currently available. Great titles to explore at your local library as well!

  • A Boy of Old Prague
  • A Gathering of Heroes: Reflections on Rage and Responsibility
  • All Souls: A Family Story from Southie 
  • Anton the Dove Fancier: And Other Tales of the Holocaust
  • Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America
  • Enrique's Journey
  • Escape from Slavery
  • Farewell to Manzanar
  • Fist Stick Knife Gun
  • Forgotten Fire
  • Friedrich
  • Good Enough: One Man's Memoir on the Price of a Dream
  • Night
  • Not On Our Watch
  • Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago
  • Outcasts United
  • Parallel Journeys
  • Red Scarf Girl
  • Salvaged Pages
  • Somewhere There is Still a Sun
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • The Bear that Wasn't
  • The Children of Willesden Lane
  • The Giver
  • The Sunflower
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Warriors Don't Cry
  • Wonder

3) Read! Check out these recommendations from the Facing History librarian.

Topics: Teaching, Teaching Strategy, Book

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