African American History Month

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Feb 102017
 

The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the most important social movements in U.S. history. This African American History Month, meet the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement:

Emmett Till 1955 · The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1956 · The Little Rock Nine 1957 · Woolworth’s Lunch Counter 1960 · Freedom Riders 1961 · March on Washington 1963 · Freedom Summer 1964 · Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman 1964 · Thurgood Marshall 1967

 

 

 

 

All available in the Middle School/High School Library.

Browse more civil rights books here.

Aug 212016
 

Now that the Rio Olympics have ended, enjoy some of the back stories of Olympic athletes!

David Boudia ~ Greater than Gold

Three-time Olympian David Boudia’s memoir is fresh off the press. It tells the story of the diver’s descent into depression after the 2008 Olympics and his redemption the following year after his Christian coach spoke truth into his life.

Greater than Gold

Shawn Johnson ~ I Am Second®

Shawn Johnson’s testimony on I Am Second ® about her post-Olympic experiences has recently gone viral (in part, no doubt, because of the Rio Olympics). You can listen to her story below. You can also read about the conversion stories of other prominent people in I Am Second: Real Stories, Changing Lives.

I Am Second

Would you like to read about other Olympic stars? Search our catalog using the subject keywords “Olympic athletes.”

Feb 062015
 

February is African American History Month and the Middle School/High School Library is paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who have struggled with adversity and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to U.S. society.

The MS/HS library has a special display of books for you to browse. We have also created a special collection on our new catalog, Alexandria, which you can browse online from any computer with Internet access.
Black History Month Exhibit

Jan 282015
 

If you saw the movie Unbroken that debuted during the Christmas break and left wishing it told you more about Louis Zamperini’s life after his conversion to Christianity, stop by the Middle School/High School Library and check out the book on which the movie was based. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is now available to be reserved.
Unbroken

Devil at My HeelsIf you would like to know still more about Zamperini, we also have available his bestselling autobiography, Devil at My Healsin which Zamperini shares his own first-hand account of his extraordinary journey. He has been hailed as “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” (People).

Louis Zamperini: Captured by GraceThere is also a documentary film available from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association titled Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace. You can view the film directly from our library catalog. Just click the Attachments link in the record.

Did you know… As members of the MS/HS Library, you may set up a personal library account that will allow you to log into the catalog, reserve items and place holds, save lists of items that interest you, and view your borrowing history and due dates. Stop into the library and we will be happy to help you set up your personal account!

Feb 142014
 

…and the Middle School/High School Library has a wide variety of books showcasing the accomplishments of a great people!

Black History Month Exhibit

We have everything from the civil rights movement to sports to politics to the arts, literature, history and fiction. Stop in and learn something you didn’t know! For instance…

  • Did you know that the first person to reach the North Pole might actually have been Matthew Henson, a black man, rather than Admiral Peary? If you didn’t, we’d recommend Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson.
  • Did you know that Claudette Colvin, a teenager, was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama – several months before Rosa Park! If not, you might want to read Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.
  • Have you heard that Martin Luther King, Jr. has an autobiography? He does, and you can borrow The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Middle School/High School library.

You might also want to check out We Are Not Afraid, the account of the murder of three college students (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) during Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964 at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and the local authorities. Considered one of the best books on the civil rights movement, it inspired the film Mississippi Burning. The ringleader, former preacher Edgar Ray Killen, was finally convicted for his role in the killings in 2005, the 41st anniversary of the atrocity.

Whether you are a student, a parent, or a staff member, we have something for you, and we would love to show you the collection!

In the meantime, we thought you might enjoy these historical moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.


Video #1: Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965
Video #2: MLK expresses his frustration on how hard it is to integrate


Video #3: MLK being stoned in Chicago, Aug. 5, 1966
Video #4: Speech at Western Michigan University Dec. 18, 1963

Apr 082013
 

“Born into privilege, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was headed toward a brilliant career as a theologian. Then he came to see life ‘from the perspective of those who suffer.’ In Nazi Germany, that cost him his life.”–Christian History Institute

Bonhoeffer : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich by Eric Metaxas is now available in the high school library.

Also by Eric Metaxas, Amazing Grace : William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery–available now.

Feb 102013
 
From another great African American, Dr. Ben Carson…

…on education
…on personal responsibility
…on overcoming poverty
…on the importance of reading books growing up

Pick up a copy of his autobiography in the middle school/high school library!
Feb 012013
 

…and the Middle School/High School Library has a wide variety of books showcasing the accomplishments of a great people!

Black History Month Exhibit

We have everything from the civil rights movement to sports to politics to the arts, literature, history and fiction. Whether you are a student, a parent, or a staff member, we have something for you, and we would love to show you the collection!

Nov 272012
 

Les Miserables poster

If you are one of the people anxiously awaiting the release of Les Miserables this Christmas, you might enjoy this international trailer. It shows almost every cast member singing, including the loathsome Thénardiers.

The film is based on the award-winning musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name. In case you haven’t yet read Hugo’s masterpiece, you can pick up a copy at the Middle School/High School Library. Understanding the story line will enhance your enjoyment of the show.

In the meantime, click on the poster to enjoy the new international trailer!

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