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Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

All the junior backpacks piled around the outside library during long period 1 on Tuesday morning, November 11. Inside the library, NoViolet Bulawayo was ready to speak. Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names, a novel read by the eleventh grade class for summer reading. We Need New Names tells the story of […]

Four to Read More — Wait. What Happened?

Four to Read More — Wait. What Happened?

And now we present Four to Read More, mini-collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), this series will highlight some […]

Catch Up on 2014’s Book-to-Movie Adaptations!

Catch Up on 2014’s Book-to-Movie Adaptations!

2014 seems to have been the year for hit books to be converted to the big screen and released as hot new releases in theaters! There are over 36 movies that have been or will be in theaters this year that are based on popular books such as Mockingjay, If I Stay, The Best of […]

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Visits Campus

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Visits Campus

On November 5, Liza Donnelly visited as the Arrillaga-Morris Family Speaker and spoke to Castilleja about her journey to becoming a famous comics artist. Donnelly is known for her cultural and political comics that are published in the New Yorker. Her work has also appeared in many other publications, and she is the author of […]

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Two Short Book Reviews by Sho Sho H. ’19

09 December 2014

After a certain amount of nudging from Ms. Gomez, I finally put an end to my procrastination and sat down to write a series of book recommendations the day after Thanksgiving, in a food-induced coma. With winter stealthily approaching, (some are of the opinion that it has arrived, but I am still clinging to pumpkin […]

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NaNoWriMo is Coming Soon!

23 October 2014

Calling all aspiring novelists! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts November 1, and your librarians and Mrs. Pang are excited. If you don’t know NaNoWriMo, it’s a worldwide celebration of novel writing that encourages participants to write an entire draft of a novel in 30 days. Young writers are given a suggested word count of […]

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Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

16 October 2014

During Flex, the eighth grade class had the privilege of meeting Alexandra Fuller and being able to experience and relive the life of an aspiring writer growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) through her moving stories. Fuller was not what I expected. She was dressed in a plum cashmere sweater and sturdy grey jeans, but […]

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Four to Read More – Gloucester

Four to Read More – Gloucester

15 October 2014

Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), we present Four to Read More, mini-collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Check back frequently for a new one, […]

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Books on the Brain? Brain On Books? Books? Brain!

08 October 2014

Ever wanted to know why you are the way you are? Ever wanted to know what is going on inside your brain? Why your personality is the way it is? Why everyone is different from one another? The answer to all of these questions lies in the study of the human mind and its functions, […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

07 October 2014

Author visits galore are coming up through the end of the semester! Get ready to hear inside accounts of the publishing process, hear inspiring stories of rejection and success, and get your books signed! October 16, 6pm, at Sports Basement SF As part of San Francisco’s weeklong event Litquake, YA superstars A.S. King and Paolo […]

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