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Welcome Back, Prep Hawks!

Your lovely librarians hope that each of you had a fun-filled Spring Break. Now that we have returned it is time to get back in the groove of things. Before you know it, finals will be upon us. During one of your study sessions in McShain Library be sure to check-out our newest books. You will be glad you did.

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1) Jaws by Peter Benchley

A killer shark is on the loose in the waters near the small coastal town of Amity. It is up to the police-chief, a marine biologist, and a local fisherman to stop the carnage by hunting down the shark.

2) Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman

Recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12 students by the National Science Teachers Association, Eyes Wide Open explores the destruction of the natural environment by focusing on five key issues: population, consumption, energy, food, and climate.

3) Bad for You: Exposing the War Against Fun by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham

Social websites harm children’s minds. Flash mobs disrupt the peace. Day dreaming is a waste of time. Do you ever feel like adults are trying to ruin all of the fun? Yes? This book will help you provide an informed response next time an adult tries to argue against fun.

4) Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Arlo Santiago is a teen with an important decision to make. Either he can continue to be the best player in a drone based video game, or he can pursue the real thing by working for the U.S military. Which will he choose?


New Month, New Books

Hey, Prep Hawks!

March has finally arrived and so have three new books at McShain Library. Yeah! Get excited! Take at look at what we have received.

Students, please keep in mind that all books in McShain Library are available for checkout. We love when you guys check out books!


1) American Sniper by Chris Kyle (Autobiography)

Used as the basis for the award winning film American Sniper, Chris Kyle recounts his experience as a U.S. Navy Seal with the most recorded kills in American history.

2) Profiles in Courage by JFK (Historical, Biography)

Winner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize, John F. Kennedy depicts the lives of eight extraordinary American Senators who defied  the majority by following their convictions.

3)The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright (Historical Fiction)

In order to provide for their family, Sang Ly and Ki Lim are forced to scavenge through Cambodia’s largest municipal waste dump for recyclables. With a chronically ill child to care for, life cannot possibly get any harder for the two. However, the discovery of a well-hidden secret about an unjust rent collector has the potential to change the family’s fortune.

February Book Displays

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with us at McShain Library. Posted below are a few of the books we have on display, as well as an article by Dr. Khadija White at Rutgers University that discusses why black history matters in America.

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The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Learn why on February 14th, 1929 Al Capone became known as one of America’s most ruthless mobsters.