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The Poet X
Call Number: F Ace
National Book Award and Printz Award Winner! Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers--especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami's determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she doesn't know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can't stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
The Hate U Give
Call Number: F Tho
2018 Odyssey Award Winner!!
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. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
Hours: 7:20-3:00 most days; the library is open during lunch most days.
- Bring your school ID or schedule
- Fiction & non-fiction check out for 2 weeks
- Manga/graphic novels check out for 1 week
- Magazines check out for 2 days
- Books may be renewed!
- Fines for overdue items - 5 cents per day
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Using the library:
You may use the library before school; the library is open after school and during lunch most days. Bring a note from your teacher when come during class.
- No food or drink is permitted in the library!
- Speak quietly to others
- Use the computer responsibly
- Straighten your area before leaving
Fern Creek High School
9115 Fern Creek Rd., Louisville, KY 40291