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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 […]

Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

Alexandra Fuller Visits Campus

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 […]

Four to Read More – Gloucester

Four to Read More – Gloucester

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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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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The Big Library Read

13 October 2014

Isn’t it annoying when all of your friends are talking about a great book and you can’t get your hands on a copy? Do you hate being out of the loop on which new books are out? Never fear! The Big Library Read is almost here! Starting October 13 (which is also the start of […]

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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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8th Graders Chat With Jason Reynolds for Banned Books Week

8th Graders Chat With Jason Reynolds for Banned Books Week

01 October 2014

Last Wednesday, September 24th, the 8th grade class of 2019 got to participate in one of the most interesting Flex Blocks we’ve ever seen: A long discussion about Banned Books Week (or, really, Challenged Books Week) and a Skype call with the author of When I Was the Greatest: Jason Reynolds. That should have caught […]

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Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

Four to Read More – This Time, That Time

25 September 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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