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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

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer


A Child Called It is a remarkable story of a young boy who is brutally abused emotionally and physically by his alcoholic mother.  Read through Dave Pelzer’s courageous journey as he escapes the violence that almost left him dead.  This story will give you a different perspective on life.

El niño sin nombre es una extraordinaria historia de un joven que es brutalmente abusado física y emocionalmente por su madre alcohólica. Lea la trayectoria de Dave Pelzer como escapa de la violencia familiar que casi lo dejaron muerto. Esta historia le dará una perspectiva diferente de vida.

By jperez on August 31, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Nonfiction, Young Adult

Stick It! By T.L. Bonaddio



  Duct tape is useful for more than just making your pesky little brother be quiet and reattaching your muffler to your car. You can now accessorize yourself with duct tape wallets, rings, bracelets, arm bands, necklaces, purses, bags, belts, bow-ties, flip-flops, and more! Stick It is a neat book gives you a picture along with instructions to make the coolest things out of duct tape.

By MPPL on September 28, 2009 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Young Adult, Youth

Crepúsculo (Twilight) por Stephenie Meyer




¿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