Monday, February 7, 2022

February Is African Heritage Month!

Do you enjoy eBooks and graphic novels? If so, make sure to check out the following on Sora during African Heritage Month.

Class Act
by Jerry Craft
“Jordan's friend Drew takes center stage in this story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.” -WorldCat

New Kid
by Jerry Craft
“Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?" -WorldCat

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel
by Jason Reynolds; illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff
“As fifteen-year-old Will sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.” -WorldCat

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
; illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

When Stars Are Scattered
by Victoria Jamieson and Omar
"Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp.” -WorldCat

Sora is a reading app that students can use to read hundreds of books over any device. 

To have access to Sora you need first to sign into your Gnspes account.
Open up the Sora icon on the Google launch page.  
In Sora, find Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education. This is your school.  
If you have any questions please ask the librarian for assistance.