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What We are Reading Now: The Water Dancer
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss
eBook of the Month
Brave New World
Set in London in the year AF 632 (2540 AD) this political and dystopian science fiction novel, paints a chilling picture of a consumerist society where being a misfit spells utter doom for a person. Here assisted reproductive technologies, mindless sex and orgies, and guided rules for expressing of human emotions reduce relationships to mechanical farces. Written in 1931, the novel is still relevant today and more so because, as Huxley mentioned in "Brave New World Revisited”, our real world is turning into the world of the novel much faster than we originally thought!
This year, the Voorhees Book Club will be meeting virtually in our Google Classroom. If you would like to be part of this wonderful group of readers, please email Mrs. Edwards at email@example.com to be added to the Google Classroom.
September Initial Mugs
October Halloween Candle Holder
November Pinecone Animals
December Holiday Cards
January PomPom Key Chains
February Paper Heart Ornaments
March Decorated Tote Bags
April Felt Flowers
May Decorated Canvases
Maker Mondays will be cancelled until we return to a regular school day.
Games & Puzzles
Games & Puzzles are put away until COVID 19 goes away.
“Because that's what Hermione does,' said Ron, shrugging. 'When in doubt, go to the library.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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