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  • New Title Alert: On the Come Up

    Posted by Holly Gardner on 2/15/2019

    by Angie Thomas.  On the Come up bookcover

    "This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

    Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral...for all the wrong reasons. Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn't just want to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

    Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free." ~ Good Reads

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    Lea libros electrónicos o escuche audiolibros en su propio dispositivo. Inicie sesión en Overdrive con las credenciales de Google de su escuela o utilice la aplicación Sora dispositivos para iOS o Android

    With Sora, you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks

    1. Install the Sora app.
    2. In Sora, find your school (West Linn - Wilsonville) and sign in
    3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away
    4. Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all of your books. From there you can: Tap OpenBook/ Open Audiobook - or - Tap Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and view your highlights. 

    Con Sora, puedes tomar prestados libros electrónicos y audiolibros

    1. Instala la aplicaión Sora
    2. En Sora, encuentra tu escuela (West Linn - Wilsonville) y regístrate
    3. Navega por la pestaña Explorar y pide prestado un libro. Su libro se abrirá para que pueda comenzar a leer de inmediato.
    4. Cierra el libro y ve a tu estante para ver todos tus libros. Desde allí puede: Toque Abrir libro / Abrir audiolibro - o - Toque Opciones para renovar o devolver el libro, ver sus notas y ver sus aspectos más destacados.

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  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea

    Posted by Holly Gardner on 2/15/2019

    by Tahereh Mafi
    Available on Overdrive as an eBookVery Large Expanse bookcover

    It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

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