Mrs. Stiggleman



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In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp.  

We will meet the following Friday mornings:

September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, and October 4th
Please check-in with your first-period teacher and then report to the library.  


Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award List 2019-2020

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

The Special Ones by Em Bailey

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder

Warcross by Marie Lu

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 

Young Hoosier Book Award 2019-2020 Nominees - -Middle Grades
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley
Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne LaFleur
Braced by Alyson Gerber
Exo by Fonda Lee
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
Greeting From Witness Protection by Jake Burt
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Miles Morales: Spiderman by Jason Reynolds
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie
Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy with Ali Fadhil
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
They Lost Their Heads by Carlyn Beccia
Windfall  by Jennifer E. Smith

Featured Book

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Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is also divided into two people. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her—Emma or Saylor—will win out?

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