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Favorite Books Leave Lasting Impressions

The list of #BooksBeloved keeps getting longer! Readers young and old are sharing their favorite books and why the stories mean so much to them: Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey I am a middle school special education resource and dyslexia teacher. The demographic that I have served over the years has been largely comprised of students at risk of not graduating and of low socioeconomic status. Many are dealing with very uncomfortable situations at home and this book has really made an impact. All of my students (even those who do not share any of Tish’s troubles) have…

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Warm Up with Bookshare Book Club’s November Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. November’s book will be The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon.  Phoebe Haejin Lin is the glamorous icon of Edwards University. Will Kendall, a recent transfer who waits tables to get by, quickly falls under her…

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#BooksBeloved: Celebrating the Magic of Books

From October 28 to November 15, we invite the Bookshare community and book lovers all over the world to share their favorite books and the role these books have played in their lives. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of books and access to them for all, including people with disabilities.

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Yes, Bookshare DOES Have Many of the Textbooks Your Students Need!

Many people view Bookshare’s large collection of ebooks primarily as a source of classroom reading or pleasure reading books, but did you know that the library also has over 25,000 textbooks? Learn more about the kinds of textbooks available from Bookshare and how to access them.

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Fall into the Bookshare Book Club’s October Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. October’s book will be Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Three generations of a family are at the center of this time-traveling novel. In 2001, Melody is turning sixteen in her grandparents’ home.…

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Spy on the Bookshare Book Club’s September Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. September’s book will be American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. Marie Mitchell is stuck in a boys’ club at the FBI, passed over for promotions and instead saddled with paperwork. When she’s considered for a…

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Stick Your Nose in the Bookshare Book Club’s August Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. August’s book will be Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson. A collection of ten short stories, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine explores family and relationship dynamics through Halloween costumes, road trips, and…

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Explore a New World with the Bookshare Book Club’s July Pick

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to participate, including non-Bookshare members. July’s book will be Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. In a universe controlled by three High Houses, Ada von Hasenburg has no true power until she rejects a politically favorable marriage and escapes destiny. But being on the…

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