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1 Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, F Hij (Multi Cult) New York City life is terribleRico struggles with bad schools, a mean mother, and a best friends heroin addiction. Bad grades may mean military school for him.. Will Rico find freedom in Wisconsin? Or will he remain lost? YA Lit : Booktalk : Kromer : A.C. Reynolds High School Punkzilla by Adam Rapp Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009 F Rap (YA) Okay--youve run away from crappy military school (more pushups?!), youre hangin in Portland kind of sketchy, and you find out your brother is dying. How much goods in the world? How much bad? Youll find out en route to Memphis... Invisible by Pete Hautman New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, F Hau (YA) Douglas Hanson considers himself normal. After all, he thinks that around 38 percent of his high school peers are troubled. If hes troubled, hes not the only one. However, it may be that not everybody is as troubled as Dougie. Looking for Alaska by John Green New York: Dutton Books, F Gre (YA) Sometimes best friends are the only thing that can keep you sane. And when something terrible happens to one of them, wouldnt you want to know what happened? And why? Especially if you think that it is your fault? Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin New York: Square Fish, F Zev (YA) Liz Hall has lots to look forward to--drivers permit, going to the prom, growing up normal. After shes killed and ends up in Elsewhere, she cannot look forward, only back…or does she have a future after her death? The Dead & the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer New York: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, F Pfe (Sci Fi) An asteroid smashes the moon into an altered orbit; disaster ensues. Tides wreak havoc, volcanoes blot out the sun. And whats worse--some people are dead or gone. Armed with his wits and faith, can Alex Morales save his sisters? all images from Microsoft Office 2003 clip art gallery

2 tunes flicks books The Book of Fred by Abby Bardi New York: Washington Square Press, F Bar (YA) Removed from a religious commune, Mary Fred Anderson ends up with a foster family that is anything but religious. She encounters new beliefs, but despite the changes that she experiences, she cant quite get that sense of being home. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green New York: Dutton Books, F Gre (YA)Colin Singleton loves girls named Katherine (19 of them!), but they dont feel the same way. Dumped by number 19, he roadtrips to figure out his love life and create a theorem to predict how long his relationships will last. Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes New York: Viking, F Bar (YA) A group therapy veteran since the fourth grade, Kyle Psycho Shoemaker sets the goal of a normal senior year. But with a houseful of cats and an alcoholic mother, can he make it through a year without going nuts? Born Blue by Han Nolan Orlando, FL: Harcourt, F Nol (Multi Cult)Born Janie, Leshaya has little in life except for her remarkable singing voice. Abandoned by her mother, she uses her musical talents to gain opportunities, but like most other things in her life, those chances are a real mixed bag. Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini New York: Miramax Books, F Viz (YA)Sometimes school can bring you down--Craig Gilner is so depressed he checks himself into a psychiatric hospital to save his life. Now that hes there, he must work to escape from the hospital and from his own head. The Mission. Dir. Roland Joffe. Perf. Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons. Warner Bros., DVD. PGIn the 18th Century, Father Gabriel seeks salvation for indigenous South American tribes; former slave trader Mendoza seeks redemption for murdering his brother. To reach their goals, they must resist Portuguese slave traders. Choosing between faith or fighting proves difficult. Say Anything. Dir. Cameron Crowe. Perf. John Cusack and Ione Skye. Gracie Films, DVD. PG-13More than anything, slacker Lloyd Dobler wants a date with beautiful, intelligent Diane Court. Soon, his lifes goal becomes spending time with her even though shes headed off to college. When you trust somebody, you can say anything, cant you? Tom Waits. Blind Love. Rain Dogs. Island Records, From the man who said, Oh, I dont mind going to weddings, just as long as its not my own comes this songheartbreak in audio form. The Kinks. Apeman. Lola vs. the Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1. Reprise Records, Getting tired of that traffic and the cell phone going off in your ear? Fed up with seeing those McMansions climbing farther and farther up the mountains? The Kinks are right there with you! Ben Sollee. Its Not Impossible (Boys Dont Cry). Learning to Bend. Thirty Tigers, Kentuckyian Ben Sollee will walk right on that stage toting his cello and fill your head full of awesome. Contrast this songs tone with the Waits songis heartache the same color in every heart? Video features the dance troupe Empujon. paintings Gustav Klimt. The Kiss Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna. id= &gid= &imgid= Klimts timeless image resonates with viewers in part because it conveys a strong sense of longingsometimes the most desired thing in the world is a kiss… Andrew Wyeth. Christinas World The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In Wyeths painting, the sense of yearning is just as strong as in Klimts photo, but the object of the subjects desire is not nearly as clear. Does this girl long for some of the same things that you do? Wanna check these links? Find the digital copy on Kromers staff the ACRHS Web site!


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