June 2016 | ASP Upper School Library Newsletter         


 US library newsletter - June issue  

"Summer time is always the best of what might be." Charles Bowden

June closes a school year rich in growth, discoveries and accomplishments. June also represents the beginning of new life for several of you who will start tertiary education, enter Upper School or take advantage of new opportunities away from Paris. For the US library this is the end of a long and prosperous era in Building 5.

Mr. Tremblay and I take this opportunity to thank you for your constant support. May your summer be full of what might be.

Note: If you are returning next August and would like to borrow materials during the summer, please see the procedure below.

Mario Chioini 
US Librarian        



In this issue                 

New additions to the library
. New p(rint) and ebooks

Summer Check-out

Room to Read update



. Workshops 


The Hub! The library web site

Past newsletters


Bits and Pieces

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Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice. New York : Bantam Books, c1981.

In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.



Burton, Jessie, 1982-. The miniaturist. London, UK : Picador, 2015, c2014.

Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.


F CRO (sf)

Crockett, S. D. (Sophie D.). After the snow. New York : Square Fish, c2013.

Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows created a new ice age, searches for his family, who mysteriously disappeared from their frozen mountain home, and encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl along the way.



Gardner, Sally. Maggot moon. London, UK : Hot Key Books, 2013, c2012.

Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up against an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing.



Hannah, Kristin. The nightingale. London, UK : Pan Books, c2015.

In this tale of two sisters, bolder Isabelle enjoys her life in Paris, while older Vianne lives peacefully in the country with husband Antoine. Their bond is tested when war comes and their father sends Isabelle to help Vianne as Antoine marches off to battle.



Hubbard, Jenny. And we stay. New York : Ember, 2015, c2014.

Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.



Lazar, Zachary. I pity the poor immigrant : a novel. New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2015, c2014.

In Israel to investigate a writer's murder, Hannah Groff unravels a knot involving the mafia, a Holocaust survivor



Mantel, Hilary, 1952-. The assassination of Margaret Thatcher : and other stories. London, UK : Fourth Estate, c2014.

A collection of contemporary short stories that demonstrate what modern England has become, and range from a ghost story to a vampire story to near-memoir to mini-sagas of family and social fracture.



Morley, Isla. Above : a novel. New York : Gallery Books, c2014.

Blythe Hallowell, kidnapped when she was sixteen and hidden away in an abandoned missile silo in Kansas, years later, must try to raise her son and describe a world to him that he has never seen and eventually must face the ultimate choice between survival and freedom.



Rich, Simon. Spoiled brats : stories. New York : Bay Back Books, Little, Brown and Co., 2015, c2014.

A collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies, "Spoiled Brats" is about a generation of narcissists--and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way.



Stuber, Barbara, 1951-. Crossing the tracks. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011, c2010.

In Missouri in 1926, fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother.

F YOU (sf)

Young, Suzanne. The Program. New York : Simon Pulse, 2014, c2013.

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.


F YOU (sf)

Young, Suzanne. The Remedy. New York : Simon Pulse, c2015.
Seventeen-year-old Quinn provides closure to grieving families by taking on the short-term role of a deceased loved one, until huge secrets come to the surface about Quinn's own past.


155.9 KUB

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On grief and grieving : finding the meaning of grief through the five stages of loss. New York : Scribner, 2007, c2005.

Presents a comprehensive guide on grief and grieving, and offers advice on dealing with the loss, working through the holidays and anniversaries, and more.


302.231 MOR

Morozov, Evgeny. To save everything, click here : technology, solutionism and the urge to fix problems that don't exist. London, UK : Penguin Books, 2014, c2013.

Argues that technology is changing the way we understand human society and discusses how the disciplines of politics, culture, public debate, morality, and humanism will be affected when responsibility for them is delegated to technology.


E 327.1247 KNI

Knight, Amy W., 1946-. How the Cold War began : the Igor Gouzenko affair and the hunt for Soviet spies. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006, c2005.

Draws on newly declassified intelligence files, eye-witness memoirs, and interviews with key players to explain how Russian cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko's defection from Russia led to the start of the Cold War.


355 WEL

Wells, Mike. History for the IB Diploma. Causes, practices and effects of wars. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, c2011.

Textbook for the Paper 2, Topic 1, area of the IB program, presenting primary and secondary sources for analytic skill development, introductions to historical debates, key term definitions, and exam practice.


355.6 GATES

Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-. Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Former secretary of defense Robert M. Gates shares his account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


363.7 FLE

Fleischman, Paul. Eyes wide open : going behind the environmental headlines. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2014.

Using politics, psychology, and history for attitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Here's the briefing you need to comprehend the twenty-first century.


511 ALE

Alexander, Amir R. Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world. London, UK : Oneworld, 2015, c2014.

The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it. On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation of calculus, but on that fateful day the judges ruled that it was forbidden.


741.5 DUC (Fr)

Ducoudray, Aurelien. Clichés de Bosnie : Bosanska slika. Paris, France : Futuropolis, c2013.

Graphic novel about the aftermath of the Bosnian war which took place from 1992 to 1995.


E 791.43 AMH

Ahmed, Omar F. Studying Indian cinema. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur Publishing, c2015.

Traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. In addition to exploring the films in their wider contexts, the author analyses selected sequences through the conceptual framework common to both film and media studies. This includes a consideration of narrative, genre, representation, audience and mise-en-scene.


791.43 ZHA

A companion to Chinese cinema. Edited by Yingjin Zhang. Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, a John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publications, 2012.

A collection of original essays written by experts in a range of disciplines that provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current state of Chinese cinema.


822 STO

Stoppard, Tom. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead. New York, N. Y. : Grove Press, c1967.

Presents the play of Hamlet as seen through the eyes of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.


947.086 PUTIN ARU

Arutunyan, Anna. The Putin mystique : inside Russia's power cult. Northampton, MA : Olive Branch Press, an imprint of Interlink Pub. Group, Inc., 2015, c2014.

Visits the Russia of Vladimir Putin, a neo-feudal world where iPads, WTO membership, and Brioni business suits conceal a power structure straight out of the Middle Ages, where the Sovereign is perceived as both divine and demonic, where a man's riches are determined by his proximity to the Kremlin, and where large swathes of the populace live in precarious complacency interrupted by bouts of revolt.


E 972.9106 ROB

Cuban Missile Crisis : the essential reference guide. Edited by Priscilla Roberts. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2012.

Contains seventy-three alphabetically arranged entries that offer valuable insights into the leaders, events, and ideas that shaped the Cuban Missile Crisis.



Sheinkin, Steve. The notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery. New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2010.

An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.




Henry V. BBC Worldwide Video, 2005, c1979. Directed by Cedric Messina. 

A BBC production of "Henry V," featuring a traditional performance of Shakespeare's history in which Henry V comes into his own as king of England, handling traitors, defeating the French against all odds at Agincourt, and marrying the French princess Katherine.



Returning students will be able to check out materials for the summer. We do require that you leave a deposit that will be given back to you when you return the materials on or before August 29.  We prefer that you leave a check instead of money.

 Per item:
. Paperback: 15 €.
. Hardback: 25 €
. DVD: 10 €
. CD: 10 €
. Playaway audiobook: 50 €


If you are a student and would like to help the school's Room to Read group and get involved with next year's ASPecial Mix or organize events that promote reading, please contact Mr. Chioini.
If you wish to make a donation to Room to Read and participate in the gift of education click this link to Room to Read's donation secured web site or contact Mario Chioini at the US library.


Apart from our book collection students have access to several types of ebooks and online databases to help them in their research. We offer different discovery workshops for parents such as A tour of the library resources and digital databases and How to power search the Internet.

A minimum of 7 participants is needed. If interested, please contact Mr. Chioini directly.




Mr. Mario Chioini - US Librarian, mchioini@asparis.fr
 Mr. Anthony Tremblay - US Library Assistant

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