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South Branch Staff Picks

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

IndexThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is an upbeat story that follows Junior, a Spokane Indian who really does not fit in at his high school on the Reservation so ends up transferring to an upscale all-white school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.  Written in a diary format with hilarious cartoons, join Junior as he survives Freshman year dealing with friendship, racism, sports, and alcoholism.

By jperez on September 30, 2010 Categories: Books, Fiction, Young Adult

Volar sobre el pantano

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VOLAR SOBRE EL PANTANO

Uno de los libros más conocidos del autor Mexicano Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez. VOLAR SOBRE EL PANTANO te relata la vida de dos jóvenes, el cómo pudieron superar sus difíciles pasados y triunfar. Este libro de superación personal te ayuda a ver y entender la vida de otra manera.

By hmarroquin on September 10, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

Diario de Greg

Wimpy DIARIO DE GREG es una serie de libros con un gran sentido de humor. La historia comienza cuando la mamá de Greg le regala un diario para que anote sus impresiones. UN RENACUAJO en este diario Greg empieza a narrar su vida diaria, como sobrevive la secundaria y sus chistosas aventuras. LA LEY DE RODRICK se basa en el verano de Greg y las fechorías de Rodrick, su hermano mayor. ESTO ES EL COLMO es el diario en el que Greg explica el porqué su papá lo quiere enviar a una academia militar ¿Se salva de esta?. DIA DE PERROS muestra el verano ideal para Greg, pero en sus sueños pues su mamá tiene algo más preparado. La serie cuenta con otro libro basado en la película y el quinto libro viene en camino.  Los libros cuentan con simples pero divertidos dibujos animados como tipo comic que te tendrán riendo hasta el final.

By hmarroquin on August 20, 2010 Categories: Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

IndexRanger’s Apprentice Ruins of Gorlan is of a young boy named Will whose dream is to be a great warrior in Battleschool but Will later discovers that his fate has already been chosen for him.   Join Will in his heroic adventure as he learns the skills of a Ranger that will help in survive and defeat the evil that threatens the kingdom.  This is John Flanagan’s first books in the Rangers Apprentice series so don’t miss the rest. 

By jperez on July 30, 2010 Categories: Books, Fiction, Youth

Brida por Paulo Coehlo

 

BridaBrida es la historia de una joven que desea aprender magia para entender  las preguntas de la vida. En el transcurso de su enseñanza  ella descubrirá  que todos tenemos almas gemelas. Conocerá que es el verdadero amor.

 

By hmarroquin on May 24, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

Babymouse Monster Mash by Jennifer and Matthew Holm

 

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The Babymouse graphic novel series is enjoyable for grades 2-4; Monster Mash is a great read for October! Babymouse is going to have a monster mash of a Halloween party at her house after school. The only problem is… she has no idea what to dress up as. And, the pesky boys say that she has to dress up pretty and not scary like she wants. Also, Felicia, the mean little cat in her grade, invited herself and now everyone wants to come. What will Babymouse wear? And, will Felicia ruin her party? Felicia has a few tricks of her own waiting for Babymouse.

By MPPL on October 1, 2009 Categories: Books, Fiction, Youth

Crepúsculo (Twilight) por Stephenie Meyer

 

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¿Ya terminastes de leer la Serie de libros de Harry Potter?  Trata de leer la serie de Twilight de la autora Stephenie Meyer.  Es una historia de romance acerca de un vampiro y una estudiante nueva en la escuela que tratan de defender su amor.  Dejara al lector en espera de más.

By jperez on September 25, 2009 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction, Young Adult

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of CholeraLove in the time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

For more than fifty years, Florentino Ariza has waited for the woman of his dreams.  Unfortunately, Fermina Daza has forgotten all about him a long time ago, moving on with her life and marrying a wealthy doctor.  But when her husband dies, the now old Fermina finds herself besieged again by the suitor of her youth.  This is a wonderful novel that I would highly recommend, Márquezis a master of the written word and truly draws you into his world. Love in the Time of Cholera is a story that you’ll have a hard time putting down.

By MPPL on August 4, 2009 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction