Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Scholarships for Hispanic and Undocumented Students

Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Did you miss the scholarship workshop today at lunch? Have no fear! You can view the slides here and take a look at additional scholarships at the link. Here are the big takeaways:

  • Private Universities have much more leeway in acceptance of international students so start there
  • Essay scholarships usually don't have residency requirements. Seek them out and apply often.
  • Visit the College and Career Center. They have much more information about where to apply and how to get money.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Should Americans Be Required to Learn a Second Language

Here are a few resources to get you started in writing your argumentative essay that answers:

"Should Americans Be Required to Learn a Second Language?"


Bilingual Education Does Not Help Students - Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Bilingual Education Is Detrimental to Everyone

US Students Trail Global Peers in Foreign Language Learning

The United States Benefits from Multilingual Americans


National Association of Bilingual Education


The Advantages of Learning a Second Language

Works Cited:

Beale, Lewis. "US Students Trail Global Peers in Foreign Language Learning." Do Schools Prepare Students for a Global Economy? Ed. Judeen Bardos. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "U.S. Students Hurting in Foreign Languages." Miller-McCune 17 May 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.

Collins, Greg. "Bilingual Education Does Not Help Students." Should the United States Be Multilingual? Ed. Amy Francis. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. At Issue. Rpt. from "Bilingual Consequences." Massachusetts Daily Collegian 5 Apr. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.

"National Association for Bilingual Education." Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.

"The Advantages Of Learning a Second Language." NYTimes.com Video Collection 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Banned Books Week Read Out

Check out your very own Media Specialist reading a little James Baldwin to celebrate Banned Books Week. Remember, you always have the Freedom to Read in our media center and you can check out this title at any time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Banned Books Week September 27- October 3

Tuesday October 29
Mobile Library @ Lunch

Wednesday October 30
Book Club Banned Books Discussion and Pizza Party (Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson)
3:30PM – 4:30PM

Check out these Banned Books in the Library
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
1984, by George Orwell

Exercise Your Right to Read!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these great resources for Hispanic Heritage Month. You can also take a look at our display of titles for and about Hispanic Americans in the library.

Books (available for checkout)
Alegría, Malín. Sofi Mendoza's guide to getting lost in Mexico. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007. Print.
Calcines, Eduardo F.. Leaving Glorytown: one boy's struggle under Castro. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. Print.
Carlson, Lori M., Manuel Ortiz, and Flavio Morais. Voices in first person: reflections on Latino identity. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Print.
Castañeda, Jorge G.. Ex Mex: from migrants to immigrants. New York: New Press :, 2007. Print.
Hill, Laban Carrick. America dreaming: how youth changed America in the sixties. New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown & Co., 2007. Print.
Kallen, Stuart A.. Che Guevara: you win or you die. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2013. Print.
Márquez, Gabriel. One hundred years of solitude. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Print.
Sanchez, Reymundo, and Sonia Rodriguez. Lady Q the rise and fall of a Latin queen. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2008. Print.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2004. Print.
Serros, Michele. Scandalosa!. NY: Simon Pulse Teen Fiction, 2007. Print.

Smithsonian - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, People & Places
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Smithsonian.com discusses the changing demographics of the United States, talks with comedian George Lopez on humor and race, remembers a historic Little League Baseball team and highlights the food of Hispanic culture.