Bibliotherapy describe books about topics to help those dealing with them such as anxiety, eating disorders, and more.
I saw this list in my e-mail and thought I'd share it with you.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Here are the winners from last night's awards:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best TV Series, Drama
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Best Director, Motion Picture
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore, Still
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV movie
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Matthew Bomer, The
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
”Glory” by John Legend and Common, from
Friday, December 19, 2014
Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
· A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
· The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in
from July 12-17, 2015. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation,
the Washington, D.C. Summit
introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and
provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to
create positive community change.
Five (5) students from the
community are selected to participate in this program.
For more information, go to the Student Leader site
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Publishers and websites have begun publishing their best of 2014 book lists. Here are some links to best books for teens for 2014.
Morris Award Finalists (Given to the best book by a debut author)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. Here are this year's finalists:
The Carnival at Bray written by Jessie Ann Foley
In 1993, the grunge movement is at its height and Maggie Lynch is living comfortably in
near Nanny Ei and Uncle Kevin, her musical guru. After her impulsive mother
marries and moves the family to a tiny Irish village, Maggie struggles to
adjust to the changing world around her.
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim written by E.K. Johnston
Owen is training to be a dragon slayer, a crucial job in a world where dragons bring death and destruction. With help from their friends and family, Owen and his bard Siobhan seek the source of a growing dragon threat.
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces written by Isabel Quintero,
Aspiring poet Gabi Hernandez is having a complicated senior year: One of her best friends is pregnant, and the other just came out. Even as her mother worries that she will become a "bad” girl, Gabi adds romance and the quest for college to her already full plate.
The Scar Boys written by Len Vlahos
In a college admission essay, Harry Jones reveals the physical and psychological scars of his childhood and the solace and self-confidence he found in friendship and punk music.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender written by Leslye Walton
Born with a pair of wings, sixteen-year-old Ava Lavender inherits a rich family history and a legacy of heartbreak. After a young man becomes convinced she is an angel, can Ava survive his obsession intact?