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It's chilly and snowing outside... but inside, it's nice and warm. No better time than to snuggle up on the couch with a good book. Here are some recommended reads for middle school students from Latin's Librarians

(In alphabetical order)

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Almost American Girl: an illustrated memoir
by Robin Ha
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

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Becoming Muhammad Ali 
by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

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Before the Ever After
by Jaqueline Woodson
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

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Efren Divided 
by Ernest Cisneros
Recommended for students in grades 5-6
 

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Elatsoe
by Darcie Little Badger
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

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The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
by America’s Test Kitchen Kids
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

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The Middler
by Kirsty Applebaum
Recommended for students in grades 5-7
 

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The One and Only Bob
by Katherine Applegate
Recommended for students in grades 5-6
 

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We Dream of Space
by Erin Entrada Kelly
Recommended for students in grades 5-7

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Calling all middle school book worms: Your winter break book list is here!

It's chilly and snowing outside... but inside, it's nice and warm. No better time than to snuggle up on the couch with a good book. Here are some recommended reads for middle school students from Latin's Librarians

(In alphabetical order)

book

Almost American Girl: an illustrated memoir
by Robin Ha
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

book

Becoming Muhammad Ali 
by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

book

Before the Ever After
by Jaqueline Woodson
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

book

Efren Divided 
by Ernest Cisneros
Recommended for students in grades 5-6
 

book

Elatsoe
by Darcie Little Badger
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

book

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Recommended for students in grades 7-8
 

book

The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
by America’s Test Kitchen Kids
Recommended for students in grades 5-8
 

book

The Middler
by Kirsty Applebaum
Recommended for students in grades 5-7
 

book

The One and Only Bob
by Katherine Applegate
Recommended for students in grades 5-6
 

book

We Dream of Space
by Erin Entrada Kelly
Recommended for students in grades 5-7

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Middle school students in science class

The electricity unit in fifth grade science is one of the most popular topics for students to explore. Safety protocols due to the pandemic made studying this unit a bit different than in years past.
One thing that didn't change, however, was the student's excitement when seeing their circuits light up! Fifth graders used LED lights and batteries to learn some basic electricity concepts: open and closed circuits, conductors and insulators, series and parallel circuits, and energy conversions. The electricity unit is complemented by an online circuit builder simulation that remote learners are using alongside the in-person learners.

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Lower school students presenting in a classroom

Students in fourth grade honored Women's History Month by learning about and presenting on influential and inspiring women all over the globe.

The list included Helen Keller, a disability rights activist who lost her sight and hearing at nineteen months of age; Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines; Florence Griffith Joyner, an American track and field athlete known as the fastest woman of all time; Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist; and so many more.

Student presentations featured interesting facts based on their research. For example, Mia S. '29 shared the following about Greta Thunberg:

  • Greta Thunberg is a climate change activist who is only 18 years old.
  • She was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to an opera singer and an actor.
  • Many people would not listen to her because she was young and female. She was bullied on social media.
  • She made speeches all over the world telling people to take action.
  • On July 29, 2019, she came to the USA by boat to reduce her carbon footprint.
  • In 2019, she was named Person of the Year by "Time" magazine!'

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Check out Latin's upper school student ambassadors sharing some thoughts on their time so far at Latin.
Throughout our admissions season, our student ambassadors have attended and helped with virtual activities, including "coffees" for prospective families, school fairs and info sessions, welcome events and one-on-one Q&A sessions with prospective students.
 
 
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Alice Baumgartner '06, a historian at the University of Southern California and author of "South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War," was recently interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" for a story titled "A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico." Listen to the 13-minute interview or read the article. 

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