Category Archives: books

On Thanksgiving and book orders

First of all, let me wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. No matter what the origins of this holiday are, for me it has always been about two of my favorite things; food and family. I hope that whoever and … Continue reading

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Recommended Readings from Hispanic Heritage Month

(Note: This was supposed to be posted by Oct.15th, but I forgot)  I’ve discussed my ambivalent and somewhat strained relationship with Columbus Day in the past (October, 2008 & again in October, 2013). Suffice it to say, that this “holiday” … Continue reading

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New to our shelves, October 2019

(Yes, this was posted in September … but I couldn’t wait) While we are still waiting for our new books to arrive from our orders, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have additions to our shelves. Thanks to our generous … Continue reading

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New To Our Shelves, October 2017

Our new books have arrived and they are ready to be taken home. Here’s a preview of nine quick picks from our new additions. Graphic Novels Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery illustrated by Miles Hyman: One of my favorite short stories, … Continue reading

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Opening thoughts on Eric Jensen’s Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Editor’s Note: This year the faculty and staff at my school will be reading and discussing Eric Jensen’s Teaching With Poverty in Mind and I will be leading one of many discussion groups. The thoughts and opinions here are my … Continue reading

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New to our shelves, October 2015

……….I love getting new books for our collection. With an ever-decreasing book budget, I have to decide between replacing stolen or worn out copies of popular books (Go Ask Alice, Of Mice and Men, Thirteen Reasons Why, Speak) or ordering … Continue reading

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Little known (and therefore under-used) collections

The Haverhill High School Library Media Center (LMC) has a wonderful catalog of books, video tapes (yes, like those used in VCRs), DVDs and other materials that we would love to get into people’s hands. Today, I’d like to share … Continue reading

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