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Words on Fire by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen transports readers to a corner of history with this inspiring story of a girl who discovers the strength of her people united in resisting oppression. Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous. In June 1893, when Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate. As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?
Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! by
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Mo Romero is a zombie who loves nothing more than growing, cooking, and eating vegetables. Tomatoes? Tantalizing. Peppers? Pure perfection! The problem? Mo's parents insist that their niño eat only zombie cuisine, like arm-panadas and finger foods. They tell Mo over and over that zombies don't eat veggies. But Mo can't imagine a lifetime of just eating zombie food and giving up his veggies. As he questions his own zombie identity, Mo tries his best to convince his parents to give peas a chance. Super duo Megan and Jorge Lacera make their picture-book debut with this sweet story about family, self-discovery, and the power of acceptance. It's a delectable tale that zombie and nonzombie fans alike will devour.
Linus the Little Yellow Pencil by
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Linus and his eraser, Ernie, don't always see eye to eye. But with the family art show drawing near, these two will have to sharpen their collaboration to make something neither one could do on their own!
My library program mission statement is designed to encourage 21st century learners to understand and effectively use information to explore, create and communicate ideas; to effectively and responsibly use technology; to create National School Library Standards aligned lessons that promote higher level, critical thinking and collaboration; and finally to develop independent lifelong learners with a love for knowledge and reading.
All about me!
- I have over 30 years of teaching experience in the school library setting.
- I began my teaching career in 1987 in the Prince George’s County Public Schools.
- In August of 1992, I was hired by the Calvert County Public Schools and am currently the School Librarian at Sunderland Elementary School, a 2017 National Blue-Ribbon School Award winner.
- Teacher of the Year at Patuxent Elementary School in 1995
- Teacher of the Year at Sunderland Elementary School in 2013.
- Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award winner for Calvert County in 2014.
- Finalist for 2019 School Librarian of the Year Award
MY HOME LIFE:
- I come from a very large family. I have four brothers and four sisters and we meet regularly. I have a wonderful husband and son, a dog and our two fish from SES, Walter and Honey-Do!
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