MSJ Student Book Club
Mission: Reading for Pleasure!
NEXT Meeting (W/Seton Keough): - Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 2:35pm
NEXT GUYS ONLY MEETING : Monday, Oct. 21, 2:35pm
Current Book Selections: "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King and "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak
Current Book/Authors' Links:
Past Author/Book Links:
* check out YA author John Green's videos on You Tube! http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers
** contact Mrs. Wichmann or Ms. Czar if you want to join The Book Club !**
YALSA - Teens Top Ten (click on box below to Vote!)
Click box below to see the Teens' Top Ten! Winners.
James Patterson "I Funny, You Funny" Contest
- One Grand Prize Winner will win a VIP trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Enter at http://www.ifunnycontest.com/ (ages 8-15 yrs. old)
Ayn Rand Essay Contest
Write about the philosophical meaning of Rand's novels. Over $99,000 in prize money!
Stossel in the Classroom
You can WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK when your students enter our 2012-2013
"NO THEY CAN'T" ESSAY CONTEST
Sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation
225 CASH PRIZES for students, totaling $23,000!
Earn LOTS of great prizes by entering in Stossel in the Classroom's essay contest,
for students aged 13-18!
Stossel makes the case that free people and free markets do a better job of solving
problems than government. Do you think he's right? Why or why not?
Please write a 500-1000 word essay on this topic, illustrating your position using a
recent example of a problem private individuals solved where an attempted government
solution failed OR a problem government solved where private individuals' attempts had
failed. You must include at least one reference to John Stossel's "No They Can't" book
New York City for themselves, a chaperone,
and the teachers who submitted their essays to see a live taping of STOSSEL.
on the web site between now and the Feb. 13th deadline.
SAT Question of the Day
Today in History
Podcast Book Reviews
- from the New York Times; Each week, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books; to Times colleagues about the literary scene; and checks in with Dwight Garner for best-seller news. The downloadable audio files are in mp3 format.
Free Online Books
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ - from the University of Pennsylvania
Freshmen Seminar Quiz
Last updated 10/2013