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ASIJ Sakura Medal Trailer Contest

Every year ASIJ students participate in our Sakura Medal Book Trailer Competition.
Check out this year’s amazing work from the High School!

HS English Book Trailer Entries

HS Japanese Book Trailer Entries

Japanese MS & Chapter Book Trailer Entries

Some of the books the students chose.

HS Sakura Medal Voting Party

Students who qualified to vote in for Sakura Medal HS English and Japanese books and art gathered in the HS Conference Room to discuss the books, enjoy a pizza lunch and cast their votes! These votes will be added to those of all the other participating schools. We hope to hear the results soon!  Huge thanks go out to our Friends of the Library parent volunteers who decorated the room and served the lunch.  We also thank art teacher Brendan Sarsfeld for his support of the Sakura Medal Art Competition

HS students! Enter the Sakura Medal Art Competition!

March 20, 2018 Leave a comment

The library is looking for art submissions for the Sakura Medal Art Competition.
If you would like to enter please speak to your art teacher, or deliver your artwork as a hi res image (at least 1 MB) via email directly to Mrs. Hayakawa by April 9th.  We will choose six pieces to represent ASIJ. These pieces will then be voted on by all the schools participating in the Sakura Medal. The winning artwork will be sent to the author who wins the medal.
Artists who participate get a vote in the art competition and an invitation to the HS Sakura Medal Voting Party at the end of April.

Exciting News! MS Teacher Mike Currinder has published his debut novel!

September 7, 2017 Leave a comment
We have exciting news!  ASIJ MS teacher, Mike Currinder, has just published his debut YA novel, Running Full Tilt  He’s already getting great reviews. Kirkus Reviews posted: Currinder’s quiet debut explores the complexities of living with a sibling with disabilities.” From Publisher’s Weekly: “The story is both tender and unabashedly honest.”
 
Running Full Tilt is also on this year’s 2018 HS Sakura Book Award shortlist.   

Featured Sakura Medal Books for November!

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

This image may be republished, BUFFALO SOLDIER By Tanya Landman Published by Walker Books ISBN 978 1 4063 1459 5 This cover is for Sunday Young Post book review to be published on March 13, 2016.

“What kind of a girl steals the clothes from a dead man’s back and runs off to join the army? A desperate one. That’s who. At the end of the American Civil War, Charley – a young African-American slave from the deep south – is ostensibly freed. But then her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob and Charley is left alone. In a terrifyingly lawless land, where the colour of a person’s skin can bring violent death, Charley disguises herself as a man and joins the army. Soon she’s being sent to the prairies to fight a whole new war against the ‘savage Indians’. Trapped in a world of injustice and inequality, it’s only when Charley is posted to Apache territory that she begins to learn what it is to be truly free”–Publishers website

 

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学校に行けなくなったボクの前にコツゼンと現れた、葛飾北斎。中学生が巻きこまれた粋なタイムスリップ。現代にやって来た美の巨人・北斎。時空を超えたアートの物語。

 

 

 

 

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When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother’s life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack

Categories: Sakura Medal

SAIL Credit for Reading!

October 14, 2016 Leave a comment

ASIJ HS students!

sail-credit

Categories: Sakura Medal

9th Grade – Speed Dating with Books and Library Orientations

September 3, 2015 Leave a comment

The 9th grade students have visited the library twice in the past few days. The first time was to get acquainted with some great books, such as our new Sakura Medal titles and books recommended by the library staff. They sat in circles and spent one minute each with five books. Then they discussed the five books with the others in their circle. The second visit was a library orientation. The students worked in teams to discover information about both the physical and virtual library and then presented what they had learned to the rest of the class. Topics covered included the Online Databases, the Citation and Creative Commons Guide, the Destiny Library Catalog, the Sakura Medal Program, the fiction genres in the library, the Tech Help Desk, and rules around borrowing computer chargers, books, Kindles, iPads and other library materials.

Speed Dating with Books

Speed Dating with Books

9th Grade Library Orientation

9th Grade Library Orientation

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