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1 Ramiro Barrera Middle School Library
Our goal is to encourage reading and help students become life-long learners. The mission of the Ramiro Barrera Middle School library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information enabling them to be literate, life long learners. Roma Intermediate Library "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

2 ABOUT THE LIBRARY Library Hours: 7:30am - 3:45pm Policies: * Students may check out two books. * Check out is for 10 school days. * There is a 5¢ fine per school day for any book that is late. * Reference books may be checked out overnight. * There is a 25¢ a day fine for late reference books. * Students may not check out books or materials if they have overdue books or fines over 50¢. * Students must pay for books that are damaged Rules: 1. Keep Our Library Ear-Friendly 2. Help Us Keep Books In Order 3. Keep Books Clean and Dry 4. Respect Yourself and Others 5. No food, Drinks, or Gum Reading Center For more information about the Ramiro Barrera Middle School Library, contact the librarian at

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4 Book Awards The Tejas Star Book Award Committee selected the following books for the Tejas Star Book Award Author Title Yr Publisher ISBN Argueta, Jorge Sopa de frijoles/Bean Soup 2009 Groundwood Books/Libros Tigrillo Bertrand, Diane Gonzalez The Party for Papá Luis/La fiesta para Papá Luis 2010 Piñata Books-Arte Público Press Costales, Amy Abuelo vivía solo/Grandpa Used to Live Alone Gonzalez, Maya Christina My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo 2007 Children's Book Press Laínez, René Colato René Has Two Last Names/René tiene dos apellidos Lázaro, Georgina Jorge Luis Borges Lectorum Lozano, José Once Around the Block/Una vuelta a la manzana Cinco Punto Press Marín , Guadalupe Rivera & Diego Rivera My Papa Diego and Me: Memories Of My Father and His Art/Mi papá Diego Y Yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte Rivas, Spelile No Time for Monsters/No hay tiemp para monstruos Rivera, Rafael & Tim Hoppey Baseball on Mars/Béisbol en Marte Saldaña, Jr., René The Case of the Pen Gone Missing: A Mickey Rangel Mystery/El caso de la pluma perdida Tafolla, Carmen What Can You Do with a Paleta?/¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? Tricycle Press The Tejas Star Book Award was created by the Region One ESC Library Advisory Committee to promote reading in general and for readers to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. All the children of Texas have the opportunity to select their favorite book from the Tejas Star list each school year.

5 Authors & Illustrators
"I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I'm sure that I will always be a writer. It was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers.” J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling Stephanie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in English. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Phoenix, Arizona. After the publication of her first novel, Twilight, booksellers chose Stephenie Meyer as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly). Praise for Twilight: A New York Times Editor's Choice A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year An Amazon "Best Book of the Decade...So Far" A Teen People "Hot List" pick An American Library Association "Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults" and "Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers" Has been translated into 20 languages Stephanie Meyer

6 Copyright/Fair Use Defined
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers The following chart was designed to inform classroom teachers of their rights under the copyright law and copyright guidelines of the United States. Copyright and the notion of intellectual property was written into the Constitution of the United States to promote learning and the useful arts---and was designed to be supportive of the work of educators. The purpose of copyright protection is repeatedly and mistakenly reported to be for the protection of authors and others intellectual property owners. In fact, copyright has been always been for the purpose of benefiting society as a whole and particularly the institutions of education. Learning, or "science" in the language of the Enlightenment and the Constitution, was to be promoted by allowing authors and others rights for a limited time for their work. The first copyright act written into federal law was titled "The Education Act." Teachers in the classroom make the decisions closest to the field of instruction and it is teachers that have been the greatest rights---rights that even their districts do not have. This Copyright Chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law. A chart with more information is available at: Copyright/Fair Use Defined

7 Teacher Resources Star Child Copyright
Language Arts ESL Sites Great Books Math Tutorial   Web4teachers Authors and Books National Geographic Rubrics   Authors and Illustrators Writing with Writers Science Web Quest   Books You've Got to Read! Classroom Resources in Technology Math   Read Across America Curriculum Archives States Presidents  

8 Texas Lone Star Reading List
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker. Little, Brown, 2010. Bell, Cathleen Davitt. Little Blog on the Prairie. Bloomsbury, 2010. Brande, Robin. Fat Cat. Knopf, 2009. Carter, Ally. Heist Society. Disney Hyperion, 2010. Childs, Tera Lynn. Forgive My Fins. Katherine Tegen Books, 2010. Condie, Ally. Matched. Dutton, 2010. Deuker, Carl. Payback Time. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. Dionne, Erin. The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet. Dial Books, 2010. Falkner, Brian. Brain Jack. Random House, 2009. Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron. Dial Books, 2010. Gephart, Donna. How to Survive Middle School. Delacorte, 2010. Golding, Julia. Dragonfly. Marshall Cavendish, 2009. Henderson, Jason. Vampire Rising. HarperTeen, 2010. Klass, David. Stuck on Earth. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2010. Shulman, Polly. The Grimm Legacy. Putnam, 2010. Shusterman, Neal. Bruiser. HarperTeen, 2010. Sonnenblick, Jordan. After Ever After. Scholastic Press, 2010. Stork, Francisco X. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010. Wiles, Deborah. Countdown. Scholastic Press, 2010. Yancey, Richard. The Monstrumologist. Simon & Schuster, 2009. The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source. Click here for a copy of the Lone Star Policies and Procedures.

9 Brainstorming Books

10 About the Librarian Professional Philosophy: Perseverance * Graduated from The University of Texas Pan American with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Bilingual/Bi-culture in December * Worked as a 3rd grade teacher for ten years. * Started working as a librarian at Roma Intermediate School on August * Obtained Masters in Library Science degree from Sam Houston State University in May * Obtained Master Technology Teacher certification from The University of Texas at Brownsville, TX., in July Having been a classroom teacher for ten years gives me an interesting perspective and valuable insight regarding what staff and students need in this new digital age. My goal as a librarian is to encourage students to read and help them become life-long learners.

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