I’m Not Dying with You Tonight – Book Review

**copied from my school blog: https://wchsllc.wixsite.com/home/book-reviews

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Authors: Kimberly Jones and Gilly Sega

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight is an intense book that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions! The story is told from two points of view: Campbell, a senior who has just transferred due to her mom moving to a different country and is just trying to survive the year, and

Leah, a fashionista who is popular in school and a great boyfriend. These two are as different as can be, race aside (Campbell is white, Leah is black). But after shots are fired

when they are both at the Friday night football game, and police basically lock down the area, their lives are turned around. For better or worse, they have to get along and work together to survive the night.

This book is packed with emotion and conflict. The two characters are completely different, and I appreciate how the authors portrayed each. There is still so much racial tension in the US and world today that makes this book an important read. oh, and the intensity of the later half of the book will make you not want to put it down! An important read.

What Librarians Make – Joyce Valenza

I admire Joyce Valenza.  No, I want to be her when I grow up.  🙂

I follow her on twitter, I have read many an article she has written.  But this vimeo/blog post takes the cake, in my opinion.  Follow the link, read the words, listen to her speak.  It’s powerful, meaningful, and yes, I want to really be her when I grow up.

http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2010/11/27/what-librarians-make-a-response-to-dr-bernstein-and-an-homage-to-taylor-mali/