Seventh and eighth grade Literacy Block classes had a ‘writers workshop’ experience with author, James Klise. He visited on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27. He spoke about his writing process, the steps necessary for writing an engaging story, and his inspiration to be a writer. He is an award winner author of Love Drugged and The Art of Secrets. His third book, another mystery, will be published in the Fall of 2019. James Klise is an Illinois native, being born and raised in Peoria. He attended college in Washington, DC, and graduate school in Columbia, Missouri. He also earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Bennington College in Vermont. Mr. Klise sold his first short story in 1996. He has written many short stories, book reviews, and works full-time as a school librarian in a Chicago high school. A special ‘THANK YOU” to the PTO for sponsoring this event.
If you are looking for a few good books to read, you should browse through the wonderful books on the 2019 Rebecca Caudill List.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Unbound by Ann Burg (Novel in Verse)
March - book 1 by John Lewis (Graphic Novel)
It Ain’t so Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi
We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson
Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Moo by Sharon Creech (Novel in Verse)
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Paper Things by Jennifer Richards Jacobson
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King
Booked by Kwame Alexander (Novel in Verse)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Students and staff of Central School can easily download AUDIO and eBOOKS from the Central CLC to their iPad, laptop, or any device.
1. Download the app Destiny Discover onto your device (from Self-Service, App Store or Google Play).
2. Add Location: Illinois and School: Central School Library, Glencoe, IL
3. Login into Destiny Discover with your Username=CLC code (see Mrs. Meyer if you are unsure of your code) and the password=glencoe.
You are now connected! You may search and use the audiobooks and ebooks available from our CLC!