February 10, 2012 by aklibrarian1
The students in White Mountain are known for doing a great job with Battle of the Books. This year they were up to task. It was a strong race in 7-8th grade, coming down to a tie breaker round between White Mountain and Wales students.
Now is the time to get started for next year’s battle. I am really excited for a new book “My Name is Not Easy” by Debbie Dahl Edwardson. This would be a great book for the high school level. The problem is that it is only in hardback. The cost will be 13.50 from the local bookseller. This is a lot for a battle book and I have argued against that price before. On the other hand this book is such a great book for Alaskan students that I don’t want to wait the two years that Marshall Cavendish says it will be until it is out in paperback. I have done all I can do. I have a classroom set that I can check out to teachers and I have placed at least one copy out in each library.
I am looking forward to traveling to Savoonga next week. It will be good to talk to the students and catch the library back up to what it was a year ago.