Who: Eastview students, teachers, parents, & alumni
What: Read one or more of the five choices
When: 11:30 a.m. on THURSDAY, August 12, 2010
Where: Buffalo Wild Wings – Apple Valley
Why: Because REAL MEN READ!
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, this groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist—books. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
In Outliers, Gladwell tries to pinpoint the logic behind people’s success. According to Gladwell, no longer does success stream from high IQ or self-intelligence, but more from a legacy and luck. As Gladwell puts it “it’s being in the right place at the right time”. In a nutshell – opportunity hard work = success.
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation’s capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s eighth explosive thriller.
It’s a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world’s greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It’s American politicking at its best. That’s when things go terribly wrong.
They came together in the summer of 1942. It was as good a rifle company as any in the world. Here is the story of E Company — men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other — from the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to their disbanding in 1945.