Thursday, September 27, 2012

Matt Quick Returns to NH-S!

On Novemeber 28th, author Matt Quick will be returning to New Hope-Solebury High School for a third visit,  this time to discuss his newest  novel, Boy 21. This young adult novel is about a high school basketball player, Finley, who lives in a rough part of town with his father and disabled grandfather and is the only white boy on his team.  When a new student, Russ, arrives at his high school, Finley doesn't know quite what to make of this black kid who claims to be from another world and calls himself Boy21 - after his basketball number which also happens to be the same number as Finley's. This is an intriguing story about two very different boys, both having some serious family and living issues, but whom find comfort in each other's friendship.

Boy21 Book Trailer

Quick first visited NH-S when his first book was published, Silver Linings Playbook.  This adult novel about a young man who is recovering from depression is now being made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro.  

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Trailer

Matt Quick's young adult novel, Sorta Like a Rock Star, is a touching story about Amber Appleton - a homeless girl who sleeps (often alone) on the Hello Yellow bus which her mom drives for a living. Her mom is often "out fishing" at bars, looking for her next Prince Charming. Readers will smile with delight at the positive, vivacious attitude of Amber as she spreads hope among her various, eccentric friends. However, when she struggles to come to terms with a tragic, life-changing event, we find that Amber is not as capable of receiving help as she is at giving it. 

Sorta Like a Rock Star Book Trailer

If you have read any of these novels, you are invited to sign-up for Matt Quick's presentation on October 30th.  The presentation will be from 1:30 - 2:30. Of course, you will be responsible for any missed work.  

It's not too late to read any of these books if you haven't yet done so!  We have all three of them in our library - put one on hold through Destiny today!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ready for September 4th?

Whether you were busy working over the summer, having fun in the sun, or maybe simply a procrastinator by nature, we have some solutions for you if you haven't yet picked up your required summer reading.  The following ebooks can be accessed through your computer, ipad or Android device.  Click here to access the apps. Access the Follett eReader here. Your login is the same as your school network login.
Questions? Email me!

Academic English Books
A Long Walk to Water
Marcelo in the Real World
Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights

Grade 11 Honors
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Grade 12 Honors
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Our high school library continues to go mobile as Destiny Library Catalog has now made an app available for our catalog, ebooks and audio books!

The Destiny Library Catalog app allows you to search our catalog, create book lists, put books on hold, renew books and more! Click here learn how to download the app. Our school URL is The video below gives a brief overview of the application.

Follett eReader allows you to read our Follett ebooks on your mobile device.  Click here to learn how to download the app. Note that you cannot log into Follett eReader yet, HOWEVER, you can access the ebooks through the Destiny app (above) and the Follett eReader app will open.

The Catalist Digital Audio app allow you to download audio books directly to your mobile device.  
Click here to download the app, or click here to browse the catalog. See the HS Database sheet in your Google Docs library for login instructions.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Can't Get to a College Visit? Visit Virtually!

Google Street View now has a collection of university campuses!  Though only a few are listed at present, I would imagine that this is a collection which will grow.
You can also explore some of their other cool collections such as world landmarks....and even ski slopes!

Click here for an interactive demo on Google maps.