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Page 16 The Dundalk Eagle July 23, 2020 Glick’s Picks: It’s hot outside, stay in and read! book again and again. young adult literature. She delights in suggesting books for students and introducin­g adults to the power of books written for children and teens. Happy reading! By TEAM BCPS Each week this summer, “Glick’s Picks” recommends books for Baltimore County Public Schools students and families. While things are different this summer in many ways, all BCPS students have Baltimore County Public Library accounts that enable them to access eBooks and to reserve up to five items to pick up at their local library branches. Fran Glick is the BCPS coordinato­r of library media programs and digital resources, and under her leadership, BCPS was named National School Library Program of the Year 2017 by the American Associatio­n of School Librarians. Glick loves to share literature with students, and, as an adjunct professor at Towson University, she teaches courses in children’s and GRADES 4 & 5 “Rocket to the Moon,” by Don Brown On July 20, 1969, humans first landed on the moon. This incredible feat of science was only possible due to the courageous astronauts and engineers who made it happen. This graphic novel contains beautiful illustrati­ons and is loaded with informatio­n providing a historical look at the many factors that led to “… one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” (astronaut Neil Armstrong) KINDERGART­EN — GRADE 3 “Fry Bread,” by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrate­d by Juana Martinez-Neal Does your family tradition include special foods or recipes that have been handed down over time? Do you know why and how those foods are part of your culture? This beautifull­y illustrate­d story celebrates and clarifies the connection between food and culture in the Native American tradition. The beautiful language, illustrati­ons, and recipe will make you want to revisit this GRADES 6 — 8 “Song for a Whale,” by L ynne Kelly Iris was born deaf to hearing parents. Her mom and READY TO SERVE WHEN YOU NEED US MOST A FUNERAL SHOULD BE ABOUT MEMORIES, NOT HIGH PRICES brother sign, but her father can’t seem to grasp his daughter’s language. Iris attends public school with an American Sign Language (ASL) interprete­r by her side. One day in science class, Iris learns about Blue-55, a hybrid blue/fin whale unable to communicat­e with other whales. Iris uses her talent with electronic­s and her determinat­ion to compose a song for the whale at his frequency. The book is a beautifull­y collaborat­ive call to action regarding awareness and activism. “But I have to warn you: Scrolling will never be enough. Reposting will never be enough. Hashtaggin­g will never be enough. Because hatred has a way of convincing us that half love is whole. What I mean by that is we – all of us – have to fight against performanc­e and lean in to participat­ion.” (Reynolds) written tale about longing for a connection and finding it in a magical and unexpected place. Your heart will soar as you consider the power of communicat­ion and connectedn­ess. Let Our Knowledgea­ble and Caring Staff Explain How Pre-Arranging Your Funeral or Cremation can Lock in Today's Low Cost from Future Increases mediate Cremation: $1,665.00 (includes crematory fee) ces: Begining at $2,000.00, et (Caskets begin at $795.00) Dignity® Charles S. Zeiler & Son, Inc. GRADES 9 — 12 “Stamped,” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi As a team, Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi have created a remix of Kendi’s book Stamped From the Beginning. The result is an incredible enue 1224 MEMORIAL 88 John.Evans@DignityMem­ www.charlessze­ •

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