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Spring 2017 Library Workers
Torie Adams, Payton Walker, Jaycee Baker, and Emily Steffey
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Book of the Month
May 2017 - Thirteen Reasons Why
By: Jay Asher
You can't stop the future.
You can't rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
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New to the library - May 2017
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"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe
The library's newest modern poetry collections, due to their emotional and thought-provoking nature, have become favorites among the students of John I. Burton.
"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."
- Emily Dickinson
when i had
i reached inside
& sculpted some
times new roman.
~ & it was almost good enough.
- Poem from the princess saves herself in this one
to anyone who wonders if they should
contact someone they "miss":
If a person is willing to live without you, then they should.
- Poem from I Love My Love
I spilled my secrets out to you
through written messages and calls.
Told you who I wanted to be,
and what scared me most of all.
But then you let me go.
Now you're just a stranger
who knows everything I know.
- Poem from Bright Minds Empty Souls
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