On April 19, more than 75 students flooded the Bret Harte library at lunchtime! Students borrowed books, worked on book art projects, played games, ate their lunches, and visited with friends. Our new library staff members, Nida Khalil and Maggie Rogers, have updated the collection with over 200 new and relevant books. Older and outdated books have been removed and the library sports a new coat of paint. Come to the library and see what’s going on!
Authors visit Bret Harte!
Award-winning young adult author Jason Reynolds enthralled over 60 students in the Bret Harte library on May 4th with stories about his struggles and accomplishments on the road to becoming a writer. Student Q&A revealed that Jason’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate, his favorite celebrity is Beyoncé, and he didn’t read a book until he was 18 years old!
Award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez met with 8th graders on May 12th after an impressive introduction given by Bret Harte student Hezekiah Pemberton. Carlos led students in lively discussions of stereotypes, owning your name, and family stories. Carlos revealed that he didn’t learn to read until he was 9 years old!