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SSFP Students America and Christy Compile Summer Reading Lists

America's Best Books

by America Moreno, age 14

Most kids get excited about the summer because it means more free time to hang out with friends, do outdoor activities, and they get to give their brains a break from school. However, one of my favorite things about summer is that I have a lot more time to read books of my choice. [Read More]

Christy's Summer picks

by Christy Zheng, age 13

As an avid reader, I try to read a variety of genres. Statistics show that reading only 4 books over the summer will keep your reading level up for the upcoming school year. If you need a new book to try, check out this list! [Read More]

Book Review: Maximum Ride:
The Angel Experiment

Written by James Patterson

reviewed by Nia Anana Burris, age 12
Guest Columnist, Wright Free Press

Maximum Ride is about a girl named Max and her “Flock.” There is something special about those in the flock – they can fly! The Flock has been experimented on since birth, at a place known as “The School.” People called “White Coats” changed the Flock's DNA; so, instead of being 100 percent human, they are only 98 percent human and two percent avian, or bird. [Read More]

Are Print Books
Becoming Obsolete?

Are print books becoming obsolete? Some say that electronic devices are challenging the popularity of books, newspapers, and magazines. Many readers prefer the adjustable screens of cell phones, tablets, computers, or eReaders to the pages of a printed book.

eReaders are hand-held devices that allow reader to consume newspapers, magazines, eBooks, and other materials. eBooks are electronic books that can be found in a library or downloaded from almost any online store. eReaders, as new as they are, appear to be on the verge of edging out printed books as the most popular way to read. [read more...]

Book Review: The Egypt Game

reviewed by Andreanna Wright
Former Sennett Student and Assistant Editor at The Lance

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snyder is an exciting story of imagination and friendship. The flamboyant April has just moved in with her grandmother, and isn’t very happy about leaving the excitement of Los Angeles. But when April meets Melanie, a friendly neighbor, everything changes. They notice they share a very strong interest in ancient Egypt.

Soon, April and Melanie begin the secretive and mysterious Egypt Game. They have rituals, ceremonies and their own hieroglyphic names. [read more...]

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Most kids get excited about the summer because it means more free time to hang out with friends, do outdoor activities, and they get to give their brains a break from school. However, one of my favorite things about summer is that I have a lot more time to read books of my choice. [read more...]
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snyder is an exciting story of imagination and friendship. The flamboyant April has just moved in with her grandmother, and isn’t very happy about leaving the excitement of Los Angeles. But when April meets Melanie, a friendly neighbor, everything changes. They notice they share a very strong interest in ancient Egypt. [read more...]
As an avid reader, I try to read a variety of genres. Statistics show that reading only 4 books over the summer will keep your reading level up for the upcoming school year. If you need a new book to try, check out this list! [read more...]
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