May 26, 2011

Driven from Within by Michael Jordan

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This book was a pretty good book. I liked how it talked about what it takes to make it far in a pro sport. Michael Jordan was a very good athlete all around. He excelled in basketball and in baseball. Most people know him as a person with good sportsmanship and a lot of discipline. I picked this book because basketball is a pretty cool sport to know a lot about. The book also teaches you the basics and more about basketball.

– Andrew, Class of 2014

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January 11, 2011

Dustin Pedroia: Born to Play

Posted in book review tagged , , at 6:11 pm by blueblazeslib

This book is about Dustin Pedroia in his early days before he made it to the Red Sox. He grew up way out in Woodland California. He also attended Arizona State. There is where he found his wife that he still has to this day. This book is mostly about every experence he had that had to do with baseball. He gives alot of info about his days at the Red Sox and what he does everyday before the game and alot more. If you are a baseball lover than this is a book you shouldn’t pass up.

– Alex G., Class of 2014

January 4, 2011

My Turn at Bat by Ted Williams

Posted in book review tagged , , , at 1:35 pm by blueblazeslib

The story ” My turn at bat ” is a great story for kids and or  people who are interested in baseball and or biography’s. In this story Ted Williams, the author and a great baseball player, tells his life as he played in the MLB. He reflects on his managerial career and the state of baseball and the players today.

The story tells his child hood days in San Diego, his military service, and also all the years he played baseball. This book really could have been a metaphor for something that doesn’t even have to do with the game of baseball but this book has to do with baseball.  Ted Williams is the only man to hit .400 in a season in this time period. This story is great because it tells the story through his eyes and what he sees on and off the field. So if u like story’s like that I recommend this book. It’s not to hard to read but I would say that kids 13 and up should read this book to fully understand it.

– Zac W., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns My Turn at Bat.

May 5, 2010

A Child Called it by Dave Pelzer

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I like the book A Child Called It because it showed how some people have to live their lives on a day to day basis.. the little boy David gets abused by his mother and and he still does all he can for her. She burns him and she beats him which shows that some people around the world have to live through this from day to day. i think this book demonstrates that people should  appreciate the life that they have because other people have it worse.

Aquawn A., Class of 2011

WHS Library owns A Child Called It and its sequels.

November 10, 2009

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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frederick_douglass1The true story of a slave who escaped to freedom, written in the 1st person.

April 7, 2008

In My Hands

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Opdyke

In My Hands is an autobiography by Irene Opdyke. The Opdykes are living in their town of Kozience, Poland peacefully. Fear is spreading by newspapers announcing the superior army power of Germany. All is safe for the people of Poland. Everyone knew that if either one of the countries made an act of war, the other wold counteract. This made all of the people of Europe feel safe until Germany and Russia made peace. Almost immediately, the horror from within the borders of Germany unleashes into Poland’s unprepared borders.

In My Hands cover

This autobiography is about the entire journey that Irene must undertake. A simple Polish girl must quickly adapt into a Polish freedom fighter. Her difficult journey as a freedom fighter against the overwhelming occupation are obstacles that Irene must push aside to stay alive in Poland. When the Germans attack Poland, she is scattered from her family and is forced to work as a nurse in a German hospital. She escapes from place to place and the only thing that conceals her Polish heritage is her German name. Even being of German heritage, she must entertain the suspicious officers as she helps Jews escape behind their backs. This thrilling setting puts the reader into the horror of war and the lives of the patriots who risked their lives against overwhelming odds. This book brings you into Irene’s world of danger and shows how dangerous living in an occupied country can really be. The courage, loyalty, and survival make this book a must read.

Theodore, Sophomore