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Meet the Author: Kwame Alexander

Meet the Author: Kwame Alexander

2015 Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander won for his book The Crossover, the story of fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan who wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.


Books by Kwame Alexander:

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Websites:


More about Black History:

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Super Bowl 51 Falcons vs. Patriots

Super Bowl 51 Falcons vs. Patriots

The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, the Super Bowl takes place in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2017. The game is between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Super Bowl:

The Super Bowl The Super Bowl The Super Bowl Super Bowl and NFL records The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Atlanta Falcons:

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New England Patriots:

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Chicago Cubs – 2016 World Champions!

Chicago Cubs – 2016 World Champions!

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After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series! Click on any of the book jackets or links below to learn all about the Cubs or read some stories that take place at Wrigley Field or are about the Cubs. One piece of Cub history I did not know – during World War II when so many ball players were soldiers and serving overseas, Phillip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, led an effort to start a new baseball league for girls – a women’s baseball league. You can read about the life of one of the best players – Dorothy “Kammie” Kamenshek in the book, Kammie on First: baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek. Kammie’s story is told in the movie you may have heard of, “A League of Their Own” starring Gina Davis. I think I am in the mood to watch it!

Websites:

Learn about the Cubs:

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Stories about the Cubs:

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Happy Star Reads Wars Month!

Happy Star Reads Wars Month!

star-wars-readsStar Wars Reads is an annual series of event in October that get the whole country reading about the Star Wars Universe, all at the same time. But you don’t have to wait for a special day, you can have reading adventures with your favorite Star Wars characters EVERY day. There are picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, music files, craft books and more. Below you will find all kind of books, printables and activities to celebrate our favorite Star Wars characters.


Websites & Activities:

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Music:

Use Your Library Card to Borrow Free Music: Directions

Star Wars Episode I Phantom Menace Soundtrack Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith Star Wars VI Return of the Jedi
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Museum Artifacts:

Han Solo in CarboniteHan Solo in Carbonite – This replica of the original Han Solo prop was made from the actual molds created for the Star Wars films. In The Empire Strikes Back, the character Han Solowas captured by bounty hunter Boba Fett. Solo was flash-frozen in carbonite-alive, yet entombed. He hung as a trophy on Jabba the Hutt’s wall until being rescuedby his Rebel friends in the film, Return of the Jedi.

Millenium FalconStar Wars Millenium Falcon & Two Figures – Never tell me the odds! could well be Han Solo’s motto. Not the fresh faced hero of George Lucas’ film, Lucas considered Han Solo “a loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good.” From smuggler to general for the rebel alliance, Solo along with fellow adventurer Chewbacca formed a team in the classic tale of good versus evil which blended the best of old-fashioned cliffhangers and science fiction with groundbreaking special effects. This 1981 toy Millennium Falcon was made by Kenner. Toys released after Star Wars in 1977 launched the trend of “mega-marketing” major movies with products. A new generation of fans discovered the Star Wars series with the release of episodes I, II, and III between 1999 and 2005.


Picture Books jP:

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Early Readers jZ:

The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Early Reader Series:

Chapter Books jE & j:

The Princess and the Scoundrel Series: A New Hope
#1: The Princess and the Scoundrel
#2: So You Want to be a Jedi
#3: Beware the Power of the Dark Side
Jedi Academy Series: Jedi Academy
#1: Jedi Academy
#2: Return of the Padawan
#3: The Phantom Bully
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Series: Origami Yoda#1: The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda
#2: Darth Paper Strikes Back 1311499
#3: The Secret of the  Fortune Wookiee
#4: The Surprise Attack of Jaba the Puppet
#5: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue
#6: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus
Rebel Force Series: Rebel Force
#1: Target
#2: Hostage
#3: Renegade
#4: Firefight
#5: Trapped
#6: Uprising
Dark Horse Comics Series: Star Wars Dark Horse Comics

Non-Fiction:

Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary Lego Star Wars the Visual Dictionary Who Are the Jedi Star Wars Rebels the Visual Guide
The Secret Life of Droids Beware the Sith Star Wars Incredible Vehicles Star Wars Complete Vehicles
Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes Lego Star Wars The Dark Side Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Star Wars Science Fair Book Star Wars Cook Book
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