May 2018 Issue

US Sawiris Library





"Les bibliothèques sont des havres de liberté. Des refuges propres et secs dans un monde livré aux intempéries."
Le bibliothecaire - Larry Beinhart




    This month:


    . New acquisitions  

    . Curriculum connection with 8th Gr. Social Studies 

    . Help to get you ready for the upcoming prep tests and AP exams


    Happy reading...


    Mario Chioini 

    8-12 Librarian


The small e icon preceeding a call number indicates the item is an electronic book (e-book).





Blake, Ashley Herring. Suffer Love. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2016.


Hadley St. Clair and Sam Bennett are teenagers caught up in the grip of their mutual attraction--but adultery, family secrets, and betrayal threaten to drive them apart.


Booth, Molly. Saving Hamlet: Shakespeare Gets Real. Los Angeles, Calif.: Hyperion, c2016.

Fifteen-year-old Emma is acting as stage manager for her school's production of Hamlet when she finds herself transported to the original staging of Hamlet in Shakespearean England.




Busby, Cylin. The Stranger Game. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2016.


Nico Morris' sister Sarah is found after being missing for four years and suffers from retrograde amnesia.



Dawe, Ted. Into the River. Hoboken, N.J.: Polis Books, 2016, c2012.


Set in New Zealand, it tells the story of Maori youth Te Arepa Santos as he moves from the East Coast to Auckland to boarding school, where he has encounters with intimacy, drugs, racism and death.




Elliott, David, 1947-. Bull. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2017.


A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

F PAT (sf)


Patterson, James, 1947-. Fang: a Maximum Ride Novel. New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown, 2011, c2010.


When Max and the Flock discover an unscrupulous scientist who is experimenting on humans in an effort to "improve" the human race, they decide that they must try to stop him, in spite of Angel's prediction about Fang dying.


F PAT (sf)


Patterson, James, 1947-. Max. New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown, 2009.


Fourteen-year-old Max, leader of a flock of genetically engineered part-human/part-bird hybrids, must volunteer, along with the five youngest members of the group, to join the Navy in learning why fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii, in order to be able to rescue her mother who has been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind.



Shriver, Lionel. The Female of the Species. New York, N.Y. : Harper Perennial, 2009, c1987.


Middle-aged anthropologist, Gray Kaiser, heads to Kenya to make a documentary along with her assistant, Errol McEchern, who has loved Gray for years; however, when Gray falls in love with a young graduate assistant, Errol must sit back and watch as Raphael makes her more and more dependent on him.




Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give. New York, N.Y.: Balzer + Bray, c2017.


Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.


Wolf, Allan. Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, c2017.
Everybody likes Chris Goodman, but when he is found dead no one understands how something like this could happen.



128.2 MON


Montero, Barbara, 1962-. Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, c2016.


It is widely held that thinking about what you are doing, as you are doing it, hinders performance. But is this true? Barbara Gail Montero explores real-life examples and draws on psychology, neuroscience, and literature to develop a theory of expertise that emphasises the role of the conscious mind in expert action.

324.973 CLINTON/H


What Happened. New York, N.Y: Simon & Schuster, c2017.


2016 Presidential hopeful and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals for the first time in a series of essays the challenges of being a strong woman in the political eye, and the sexism and double standards she faced as she ran against Donald Trump.

338.91 BEH

Behrman, Greg. The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe. New York, N.Y: Free Press, c2007.

Recounts the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, which was developed to help rebuild Western Europe after World War II, and explores how the plan helped establish the United States as a world power.
362.4083 SOL

Solomon, Andrew, 1963-. Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. New York, N.Y.: Scribner, c2012.

Examines the impact of diversity on families, focusing on parenting children with physical and mental disabilities, child prodigies, children conceived in rape, children who become criminals, and transgender children.

616 MUK


Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene: An Intimate History. New York, N.Y.: Scribner, c2016.

Discusses the history of the study of genetics.

770.92 RONIS DEN (Fr)


Denoyelle, Françoise. Le siècle de Willy Ronis. Paris, France : Editions Terre Bleue, c2012.


A richly illustrated work that traces the career of one of France's most remarkable photographers who was also one of the major figures in 20th century photography.


796.323 SUMMITT


Summitt, Pat Head. Sum It Up. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Crown Archetype, c2013.


Autobiography of Pat Summitt, covering her childhood in Tennessee, building and coaching the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, and health struggles, especially early onset Alzheimer's disease.




Back to the Future. French ed. Paris, France: Universal Pictures Video, 2015, c1985. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Marty McFly, a teenager of the 1980s, is transported back in time to the 1950s where he must make sure that his parents-to-be meet and fall in love so that he can get back to the future.




Back to the Future, Part II. French ed. Paris, France: Universal Pictures Video, 2015, c1989. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.


Doc and Marty travel to 2015 in order to stop Marty's kids from getting in trouble. When they return to 1985, their world has changed for the worse, and the two must travel back to 1955 to set things back in order so that they can go back to the future.



Back to the Future, Part III. French ed. Paris, France: Universal Pictures Video, 2015, c1990. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.


Marty McFly is trapped in 1955 after a freak burst of lightning. He has to go back to the Wild West of 1885 to rescue Doc from an early death so they both can return to the future.




L'arnacoeur. Paris, France: Universal Pictures Video, c2010. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil.


A romantic comedy set in Monte Carlo in which a playboy who makes his living breaking up couples meets his match: a rich heiress.



Prêt à tout. French ed. Issy-les-Moulineaux, France: StudioCanal, 2014, c2013. Directed by Nicolas Cuche.


A young Internet millionaire pretends to be a factory worker so he can ingratiate himself with the object of his affection.




                                                  SAT & SAT Subjects Tests - May 5 

                                                  AP exams in May

                                                  SAT Subjects Tests - June 2 

                                                  ACT with writing - June 9

Help is here!


As we explained in the November issue, the US library subscribes to Shmoop, a homework and test prep website, to give you access to an amazing array of exercices and mock exams for PSAT, ACT and SAT exams as well as help you review all the AP classes you take at ASP.

Don't wait, act now, and create your Shmoop account. You will find all the information on our databases page or you can see M. Chioini. 



 Project: Monuments Project 


Our Grade 8 Social Studies students have been uncovering the personal stories of American World War I Service Members that are buried at the American Military Cemetery in Suresnes. The Monuments Project gives our students an opportunity to formulate research questions in order to learn more about some of these service members. Once the research has been conducted, our students have an opportunity to upload their findings to the Monuments Project website and App so that others can learn about the lives of these service members.


The library plays an active role in supporting our student researchers practice their advanced searching techniques and develop the ability to use various online resources such as Throughout the research process, as specific and contextual information is located, a deeper understanding of the personal contributions that were made during the "Great War" is gained.

(The Adult Book Club!)


For our last meeting on May 22, the group will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.


We will reconvene next Fall and hope you'll be able to join us. 

The Book Club is open to parents from all 3 Divisions.


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