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Ms. Masullo is reading – “Starfish” by Lisa Fipps. This debut novel in verse centers on the life of Ellie who struggles with her weight and has strict “Fat Girl Rules” to live by. Fortunately, Ellie has allies in her dad, her therapist, and her new neighbor, Catalina, who loves Ellie for who she is. With this support buoying her, Ellie might finally be able to cast aside the Fat Girl Rules and starfish in real life–by unapologetically being her own fabulous self. Read to find out what happens to Ellie.
Holland Hall offers digital and audio book titles which are accessible using the Overdrive and Sora apps or, simply go to the Middle School Library web page and click on Overdrive and enter your student six digit ID# to begin searching from the digital collection.
Helpful Links, Libguides and Databases
Library of Congress
New York Times/ Learning Network
Allsides (news from multiple perspectives)
Common Sense Media
Newsela – Awesome website with leveled articles
Gilcrease Museum – Native and Western Art Collections
Smithsonian Teen Tribune (website with current events articles for kids)
Libguides – Click link to access all Libguides
Encyclopedia of Earth
Encyclopedia of Life
World Book Online
Funk&Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (US Lib Link)
World Book Dictionary
Grzimek Animal’s Life Encyclopedia
San Diego Zoo
Animal Diversity Web
Science News for Students
Holland Hall Databases
PebbleGo: Beginning research tool for animals, science, biographies and social studies.
PebbleGoNext: Beginning research tool to explore the U.S. Regions or American Indian Culture Areas
E-Library: Includes magazines, newspapers, maps, books.
Credo Reference: in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks.
EBSCO Host: a large warehouse of databases
Facts on File: Issues and Controversies in History
Sirs Discover: a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
Sirs Issues Researcher: Article selections from media sources covering social, scientific, health, political, global issues.
American History Documents: Documents of varied history through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, editorials.
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: The encyclopedia contains articles written by scholars in the field.
Explora Upper MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Explora Lower MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Digital Vaults: The U.S. National Archives Experience offers primary source materials.
World Digital Library:This database has more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world sponsored by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Culturegrams: This database offers up to date country reports written by experts of the country. It offers inside perspective on daily life and culture, backgrounds and interviews of the people.