November 30, 2016

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Don't forget to keep reading those Abe Lincoln books. When you finish reading any of the 2016 titles, hop over to to post a comment about the book. You can also read what other students are saying about the titles on the list .

Remember, you need to read 4 of the 20 titles on the Abe Lincoln 2016 list and leave comments for each one you've read in order to receive recognition in the program. And, you'll be able to vote for the winner of the Abe Lincoln Readers' Choice Award. Comments are due by March 13, 2017.

If you'd like to read more about the program or which titles are on the list, click here.
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Yearbook: 1961
Original Caption: Art is the medium of creative expression. Homemaking is the finest art.

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This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) by Eric Schlosser

Call Number:  394.1 S356
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning.

Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate. 

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (2013) by Matthew Quick

Call Number: FIC Quick
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***Abe Lincoln Book Award***

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate, Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting look at a day in the life of a disturbed teenage boy, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made-and the light in us all that never goes out. 
-- Goodreads

Bone Gap  (2015) by  Laura Ruby
Call Number:  FIC Ruby
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***Abe Lincoln Book Award***

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps-gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren't surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O'Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That's just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that's not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap-their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures-acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness-a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
-- Goodreads

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