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Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

What does it mean to make an intentional practice of reading? For me, it’s a way of life. When I was younger, I absolutely loved to read all the time. In elementary school, after I finished an assignment I would tuck my latest read inside a workbook and proceed to read about the BFG while […]

Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

Now that the new year is upon us, it seems appropriate to feature on of Casti’s very own students, who has a not-so-secret life as an author! After swallowing the remains of my crumbled granola bar, I cautiously stepped into “Mr. Smoot’s room – the one with the dog bed” and spotted my victim immediately. […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Happy new year! Make 2015 the one where you meet your favorite author in person. Here’s where he or she may be appearing in the next few months. January 6, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza One of the most hotly anticipated new books of 2015, Vivan Apple at the End of the World, […]

Four to Read More — I See Dead People

Four to Read More — I See Dead People

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 […]

Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

09 December 2014

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 […]

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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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Four to Read More — Wait. What Happened?

Four to Read More — Wait. What Happened?

24 November 2014

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 […]

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

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

19 November 2014

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 […]

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Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Visits Campus

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Visits Campus

18 November 2014

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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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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