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Friday, January 31, 2014

Comic: We Who are About To… by Joanna Russ

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of We Who are About To…, by Joanna Russ.

Comic from unshelved.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Student Review: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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This is a love story. Two people fell in love during the summer, but the girl's mom doesn't like the guy and she takes her away from the town. But, at the end they manage to be together. I would recommend this book to people who like romantic stories.

- Rosario, RRHS Student

Friday, January 24, 2014

Comic: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

Comic from unshelved.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Student Review - 42: The Jackie Robinson Story by Aaron Rosenberg

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The book takes place in 1946 and later. It involves Robinson's wife, his friend, and the reporter, and they all are living in a hard time, especially when Robinson moves out of the negro leagues and goes to the major leagues. The fans, the coaches, and the players were all very upset about this decision, and they all start to call him names even when he hits homeruns. This name calling is making him feel unwanted, but it is also making him into a better player. And, those comments make him want to get better, and that's exactly what happened. They soon start to respect him after he starts doing even better. I would recommend this because it is a great book, an easy read, and has a lot of history about a great man living in a hateful time. You would like this book if you like… baseball books and the history of baseball.

- Paul , RRHS Student

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Student Review: Once a King Always a King by Reymundo Sanchez, Ctd.

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This author tells his story after his gang life of being in the Latin Kings where he learned everything about drugs, killing, sex, and violence. Now its hard for him because he is tempted to go back into the gang becasue he misses the attention he would get after being a leader. It's a really good book to read especially if you think you have a bad life. After reading this book, you will appreciate what you have and learn to stay away from the gang life. You would like this book if you like… books about teens that went through hard times and how they over came it.

- Elizet, RRHS Student

Monday, January 13, 2014

Comics as Poetry: Julian Peters, Cartoonist

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Cartoonist Julian Peters creates comic-book adaptations of classic poetry. In last month's  Boston Globe profile he explained his view of the connection between sequential art and poetry, declaring that“ once people realized that comics are a medium that can be used to express any number of things, there was no reason they couldn't be paired in a more serious way with poetry.”  Peters' latest effort is T.S. Eliot’s, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock;" click HERE to view.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Student Review: Night (The Night Trilogy #1) by Elie Wiesel

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This book takes place in the early 1940's during WWII at a concentration camp. Based around a boy,Elie, and his father surviving the great fears of being a Jew in a concentration camp. I strongly suggest people read this book because people look at the Holocaust and think that it is fake or over dramatized, but this book takes you through what really did happen. You would like this book if you like… survival, war, Holocaust, dramatic, horror kind of books.

- Anonymous, RRHS Student

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Book, One Community: WONDER by R. J. Palacio, Ctd.

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On Monday, February, 10, 2014, R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder, will visit Round Rock, Texas, where she will present to students, staff, and community members at two different times. 

The first presentation will take place at the Round Rock Indoor Sports Center from 12:00 -1:00 PM. RRHS will be able to send 50 people to see her speak for this presentation, and transportation for the attendees will be arranged by the librarians. In order to attend, students need to:
  • have read Wonder
  • be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum average of 70% in ALL of their classes
  • submit a permission form by 9:00 AM on Monday, January, 27, 2014
If you're interested in attending, then please sign-up below.*

The second presentation will take place at the Round Rock High School Cafeteria from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. This presentation is open to the public and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost for this presentation, but participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Public Domain Day!


Each year on January 1st, thousands of works become a part of the public domain "due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died several decades earlier..." as "their content is no longer owned or controlled by anyone, but it rather becomes a common treasure, available for anyone to freely use for any purpose."* Moreover, the Public Domain Review honors the “Class of 2014″ with a photo op and brief bios. For more information click HERE.

*"1 January 2014." 1 January 2014. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.