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Poet & Author Naomi Shihab Nye Will Visit ASIJ in January!

The week of January 25-29, ASIJ has the honor of hosting the internationally recognized and award-winning poet, Naomi Shihab Nye. 

If you would like to buy a book and get it autographed by Ms. Nye while she is here, please print and fill out 
this form. Bring it to the HS library with your money in a sealed, labeled envelope by Tuesday, December 1. 

If you own any books by Ms. Nye, you are welcome to bring them to be signed.

Meet the Author Party!  Friday, Jan. 29 after school in
the MS Library. Everyone is invited!

2015 October New Books

Sakura Medal Updates

  • Close up on: All the Light We Cannot See
    Ms. Noll has written a review of this Sakura Medal 2016 Nominee and Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 12:20 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The Sakura Medal Books Are Ready!
    Stop by the HS Library to see the new books, both in English and Japanese.
    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:46 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The New Sakura Medal 2016 Books
    Click the images to go to lists on LibraryThing.


    Sakura Medal 2016 High School English

    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:45 PM by Linda Hayakawa
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Book Clubs - The English Book Club

The English Book Club reads both fiction and nonfiction. All monthly Book Club meetings are held during lunch/flex so they won't interfere with Activity Period clubs or after school activities.

Any HS student interested in joining the English Book Club should speak to Ren I., Karen H., Nana Y. or Andrea F., or or sign up in the HS Library. 

The English book club is reading Pulitzer Prize winner "All the Light We Cannot See."

For archives of past years, please click here

Book Clubs - The Japanese Book Club

The Japanese Book Club reads fiction in Japanese. The books are selected by the club members.  All monthly Book Club meetings are held during lunch/flex so they won't interfere with Activity Period clubs or after school activities.

Any HS student interested in joining the English Book Club should speak to Nana Y. or Ms. Hakone.

Our first book for the 2015-16 school year will be

言葉屋 : 言箱と言珠のひみつ

言葉を心をつなぐ橋に! 小学5年生の詠子のおばあちゃんの仕事は、町の小さな雑貨屋さん。
……と思いきや、おばあちゃんの本業は、「言葉を口にする勇気」と「言葉を口にしない勇気を提供するお店」言葉屋だった! ひょんなことから言葉屋の成り立ちと使命を知ることとなった詠子は、その夏、言珠職人の見習いとして、おばあちゃんの工房に入門する――。 ネットやメールで傷つける言葉がたくさん発せられる今、言葉の大切さをうったえる物語です。 子どもといっしょに選んだ、第5回朝日学生新聞社児童文学賞受賞作。朝日小学生新聞7月~9月までの3か月間連載後に書籍化。

ASIJ has joined the Somewhat Virtual Book Club. Our students will discuss books with students across the US via Google Hangout.

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Video Pick of the Week

Seven Books by Seven Different Authors in the Same Series!!!

Secrets...... See the display in the HS Library!

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If you are a fan of John Green, maybe you will like
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Databases & Online Resources

  • Update for Contemporary Literary Criticism Contemporary Literary Criticism is now Literature Criticism Online. The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, Literature Criticism Online brings together up to 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search options are combined with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals. Libraries can subscribe to any or all of the series, allowing them to build collections that fit their needs. Please visit our OnlineResources/Databases page to access this amazing resource.
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:36 AM by HS Lib
  • New! Classroom Video Streaming Classroom Video on Demand.  .....Please visit our databases page and scroll down to Classroom video.Classroom Video On Demand is a comprehensive streaming video subscription service for high schools, featuring unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. 
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:27 AM by HS Lib
  • Freeplay Music A great new resource for free music for your projects. Watch this video and be sure to cite your sources. Freeplay Music  To give a simple attribution for a song from Freeplay you've used in a slideshow or video, follow this example: "Down Again" by Annie Minogue http://www.freeplaymusic.com/volumedetail.aspx?volume=934 Used by Permission For more about Attributions and Citations go here.
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:28 AM by HS Lib
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If one of these books looks interesting, and we don't have it, talk to Mrs. Schreiber, Mr. Chang, Mrs. Fugelsang or Mrs. Hayakawa. We can order it for the library!


Cool Stuff We've Found

  • An Alien Megastructure Orbiting a Distant Star? "The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as The Atlantic reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more exciting."For more, please visithttp://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/has-kepler-discovered-an-alien-megastructure-151014.htm
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 6:55 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • NOVA: New Human Ancestor Discovered: Homo naledi
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 12:43 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Periodic Videos from The University of Nottingham Cool videos about each element on the periodic table! Who knew chemistry could be so much fun?http://www.periodicvideos.comHere's one on Methane
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 9:59 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The Known Universe From the American Museum of Natural History
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:46 AM by Linda Hayakawa
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