Totems Read 2010


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Totems Read 2010

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  12. 22. The Jade Peony | Wayson Choy <ul><li>Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and ‘40s is the setting for this poignant novel told through the vivid, intense reminiscences of three children of an immigrant family. They each experience a very different childhood as they encounter the complexities of birth and death, love and hate, kinship and otherness. </li></ul>
  13. 23. The Book Thief | Markus Zusak <ul><li>A young girl living in Nazi Germany when WWII breaks out. She lives with her impoverished foster parents, who hide a young Jewish man in their basement to protect him. </li></ul>
  14. 24. Son of the Mob | Gordon Korman <ul><li>Vince Luca is just like any other high-school guy…with one exception. His father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization. How is Vince supposed to explain to a girl what his father does for a living…especially when her father is an FBI agent - the one who wants to put him away for good? </li></ul>
  15. 25. Zorro | Isabel Allende <ul><li>A child of two worlds – the son of aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner and Shoshone warrior woman – young Diego de la Vega cannot silently bear the brutal injustices visited upon the helpless in late 18 th century California. And so a great hero is born – skilled in athleticism and dazzling swordplay, his persona formed between the Old World and the New – the legend known as Zorro. </li></ul>
  16. 26. Tweaked | Katherine Holubitsky <ul><li>Gordie watches as his parents and life slowly, bit by bit, drop away, and all because of Chase and his addiction to crystal meth. Gordie doesn’t know how, but he knows that he has to live through this. But can he stay sane, in a world where everything and nothing is possible or believable? </li></ul>
  17. 27. Monkey Beach | Eden Robinson <ul><li>Tragedy strikes a Native community when the Hill family’s handsome 17 year old son, Jimmy, mysteriously vanishes at sea. Left behind to cope during the search is his sister, a wayward teenager with a dark secret. She sets off alone in search of Jimmy. </li></ul>
  18. 28. Water for Elephants | Sara Gruen <ul><li>Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train – and inadvertently runs away to the circus. Thrown into the chaos of a second-rate traveling show, Jacob is adrift in a world of freaks, swindlers, and misfits. </li></ul>
  19. 29. My Sister’s Keeper | Jodi Picoult <ul><li>Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate – a life and role that she has never challenged… until now. </li></ul>
  20. 30. The Book of Negroes | Lawrence Hill <ul><li>This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back- to-Africa odyssey of 1200 former slaves. </li></ul>
  21. 31. Maus | Art Spiegelman <ul><li>Spiegelman tells the story of his father’s struggle to survive during the Holocaust. The book also follows the author's troubled relationship with his father and the way the effects of war reverberate through generations of a family </li></ul>
  22. 33. <ul><li>Producer: Mrs. Burwash </li></ul><ul><li>Program Sponsors: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Grant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Clark </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Semiahmoo Library </li></ul></ul></ul>CREDITS
  23. 34. <ul><li>Selected Book Reviews Provided by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> (Maus) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jacket Covers (The Book of Negroes, Water for Elephants, Son of the Mob, The Book Thief, The Jade Peony, My Sister’s Keeper, Monkey Beach, Zorro. </li></ul></ul></ul>