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Girl Power

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Girl Power”:

Senior: What Kind of Girl (Sora ebook); Hidden Figures (Sora ebook); Wilder Girls (Sora ebook); Reproductive Rights; Inferior; The Poet X

Middle:Watch Us Rise (Sora ebook); Prairie Lotus (Sora ebook); Chirp (Sora ebook); Ghosts (Sora ebook); The Women’s Movement; Women’s Rights

Junior: Guardians of the Taiga (Sora ebook); Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Sora ebook); Bink & Gollie (Sora ebook); Ivy & Bean Make the Rules (Sora ebook); Ban this Book (Sora ebook); Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words

2021-03-05T12:13:32+00:00March 5th, 2021|

“Red” anything good lately?

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Redanything good lately?

Senior: Hero of the Fall; Jane Eyre; Catch-22; What’s a Girl Gotta Do?; Love, Simon; The Red House Mystery

Middle: Grenade; Crystal Keepers; The Calling of Morrigan Crow; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Gansta Granny; Malice

Junior: Atticus Claw Learns to Draw; Katie’s New Recipe; Frey the Friday Fairy; The Boy at the Back of the Class; Totally Lame Vampire; Danny the Champion of the World

2021-02-26T13:46:39+00:00February 26th, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Science.”

Senior: Blood Work: A tale of medicine & murder in the scientific revolution; Rosalind Franklin: The dark lady of DNA; Proust was a Neuroscientist; The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a candle in the dark; Reality is Not What it Seems: The journey to Quantum Gravity; Electrons in Molecules: From basic principles to molecular electronics

Middle: The Scientific Revolution: How science and technology shaped the world; Shocking Electricity; Space, Stars, and Slimy Aliens; Chemistry: Understanding Substance and Matter; Physics: Understanding the properties of matter and energy; Biology: Understanding living matter

Junior: Science in the Renaissance; Smash! Exploring the mysteries of the universe with the large hadron collider; The Powerful World of Energy; The Shocking World of Electricity; Understanding Photosynthesis; The Basics of Cell Life

2021-02-12T09:13:49+00:00February 12th, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Technology.”

Senior: Artificial Intelligence: Building smarter machines; Irresistible: The rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked; The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world; Automation of Labor; Data Mining; Reproductive Technology: Indispensable or problematic?

Middle: The Information Revolution: Transforming the world through technology; Solar Power; How the Internet Changed the World; Code Like a Girl; Alternative Energy Sources: The end of fossil fuels?; Bio-inspired Transportation and Communication

Junior: Computer Coding for Kids; The Industrial Revolution: Investigate how science and technology changed the world; Ancient Roman Technology; Privacy in the Digital World; Artificial Intelligence; Energy Eco Facts

2021-02-05T12:26:15+00:00February 5th, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Language.”

Senior: Empires of the Word: A Language history of the world; Babel: The language magazine; They Say/I Say; Anyalysing Newspapers; Language in Thought and Action; Language, Society & Power

Middle: Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales (Japanese/English); The Water Dragon (Chinese/English); La Frontera (Spanish/English); Fiery Dogs (Korean/English); Yeh-Hsien: A Chinese Cinderella (Hindi/English); Hansel and Gretel (German/English)

Junior: I See the Sun in Russia (Russian/English); The Pink Dolphin’s Son (Portuguese/English); Five Little Monkeys (Hindi/English); Fox Fables (Swahili/English); The Year of the Monkey (Chinese/English); Moon Rope (Spanish/English)

2021-01-29T11:47:40+00:00January 29th, 2021|

The Holocaust

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “The Holocaust.”

Senior: The Tattooist of Auschwitz; The Reader; The Book Thief; Maus; Annexed; Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler: The Nazi Holocaust Masterminds

Middle: I am David; White Bird; The Faithful Spy; The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II; Then; Waiting for Anya

Junior: Lily Renée: Escape Artist; Number the Stars; The Dollmaker of Krakow; Milkweed; The War I Finally Won; Fighting to Survive World War II; Anne Frank

2021-01-22T10:33:51+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Civil Rights

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Civil Rights.”

Senior: Jim Crow Laws; I Am Malala; The Civil Rights Movement; Reproductive Rights; Gandhi: My life is my message; The Rise of Authoritarianism

Middle: After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance; Gender Equality and Identity Rights; The Native American Struggle; Fight to Learn; Human Rights; Freedom Summer

Junior: Human Rights; Women, Minorities, and Changing Social Structures; Equality & Diversity; Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words; Women’s Rights; Defining and Discussing Human Rights

2021-01-15T13:42:37+00:00January 15th, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Environment.”

Senior: Atlas of Global Development; Saving the Great Lakes; Seeds of Change; Point of No Return; Development, Land Use, and Environmental Impact; The Global Water Crisis

Middle: The Climate Change Crisis; Nonrenewable Resources and You; Reducing Pollution and Waste; Analyzing the Food Supply Chain; Analyzing Disappearing Habitats; Biodiversity

Junior: Defining and Discussing Climate Change; Ecosystem Effect; Climate Scientists at Work; Melting Glaciers, Rising Seas; The Extreme Climate; The Mountain Environment

2021-01-08T14:17:41+00:00January 8th, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Goals.”

Senior: Brief Answers to the Big Questions, I Am Malala; How to be a Bawse; The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition; A Long Way Gone; The Audacity of Hope

Middle: Amelia Earhart; Sir Edmund Hillary; 10 Routes that Crossed the World; Ferdinand Magellan Sails around the World; Lives of the Explorers; Making Their Mark

Junior: Breakout Biographies- Michael Phelps; Ibtihaj Muhammad; Emma Watson; Simone Biles; Elon Musk; Misty Copeland

2020-12-11T09:10:44+00:00January 3rd, 2021|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Christmas.” (Ebooks and audiobooks can be accessed by logging in to www.soraapp.com with your school email address and password.)

Senior: What Light (ebook); A Christmas Carol (ebook & audiobook); Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (ebook); Let it Snow (ebook); Snow in Love (ebook); Lost Christmas

Middle: The Bell Bandit (ebook); The Holly Joliday (ebook); Cabin Fever (ebook); A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories; Truce; The Nutcracker

Junior: Merlin Missions: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (ebook); Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens (ebook); The Polar Express (ebook); A Christmas Carol; Marek and Alice’s Christmas (in Russian & English); Christmas Parade

2020-12-04T07:22:40+00:00December 4th, 2020|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Slavery”:

Senior: American Slavery; The American Civil War; Beloved; The Civil Rights Movement; Last Journey Into Slavery; The Price of Slavery

Middle: Buffalo Soldier; Slave Girl; Human Rights; Miles to go for Freedom; Slavery

Junior: The History of Slavery; All About Frederick Douglass; The Transatlantic Slave Trade; The Struggle for Freedom; The Slave Trade; Little Women

2020-11-27T13:45:48+00:00November 27th, 2020|

Money, Money, Money!

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Money, Money, Money!”:

Senior: Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy; Naked Economics; The Business Book; Freakanomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything; Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology; Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies

Middle: Managing Your Money; Millions; Front Desk; Poverty and Economic Inequality; Money and Trade; The Stuff We Buy

Junior: Show Me the Money; Kate Wolfe Investigates; Treasure Island; D.I.Y. Make it Happen: Bake Sale; Fair Trade & Global Economy; Manchester United: the story behind the iconic business 

2020-11-20T14:31:01+00:00November 20th, 2020|
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