Finding reliable resources for your high school research project can be a challenge. Fortunately, MeL (The Michigan eLibrary) has plenty of free high quality databases to make your research process go smoothly. Here are 4 online databases to make your next research assignment a success.
Check out these 12 nonfiction titles that will challenge you as a reader and a thinker. Most of these titles are available on our FHPS Overdrive shelf.
Summer is a great time to read. Your teacher librarians have put together a summer reading list with 60 books from which to choose. The books are divided into 5 different categories representing a number of different genres and reading levels.
Don't feel like you need to stick to any one list. Pick from them all! Set reading goals for yourself as the summer begins. For instance, maybe you want to choose 10 books to read over the summer. Maybe one per month is enough for you. Perhaps you want to try to work you way through all of the books. Wow! That would certainly be ambitious. It's up to you. Whatever you choose, remember that reading is a great way to relax and recharge!
It is commonly understood that certain books are for certain ages. High schoolers read Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, but super-great reads like The Mouse and the Motorcycle aren't even on their radar. Well it's time for that to change! Mature minds can (and should) enjoy a good middle-grade read every once in a while. Go on and indulge in these new(ish) wonderful tales by sophisticated, acclaimed authors. You'll be glad you did.*
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
Soar by Joan Bauer
*All titles are available through FHPS Overdrive or can be ordered from your school library.