Hey English 10,
Your first task for our course is to locate and bring to class for Friday a memoir you’re excited to read.
A recap of our chat today:
– Look for something that “scratches your itch” as a person. Love sports? Find a sports memoir. Love adventure? Check out a travel memoir. Love politics or war? There are options for you. Can’t pick a topic? Look for a memoir by a celebrity that inspires you or frustrates you.
– You can borrow a memoir. Our school library will have some, and our very own Ms. Morgan at CPA would LOVE to show you the options you can sign out for free from our school library. The Halifax Public Library has LOADS of options. A library card is free, if you don’t already have one, and if you get on it ASAP, they can bring a copy at a branch elsewhere in Halifax to the one closest to your home in 2-3 days. Awesome, or what? You could ask a friend or family member who loves reading. They may have one sitting on their shelf they’d love to share with you- good reads AND good connection. #winnerwinner
– You can buy a memoir. Chapters and Indigo will have sections that feature this genre, and there are some hot sellers that have tremendous appeal for teens. I Am Malala, by last year’s teenage Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai? Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah? The Chapters and Amazon.ca websites will also have lists of memoirs, and plenty of suggestions. If you buy online from Chapters, they might be able to ship to the store closest to you. Amazon offers free shipping on orders over a certain amount, but it might arrive after Friday. That’s sad. There are also lots of great used bookstores in Halifax. Otis & Clementine’s in Tantallon is awesome, and Buy the Book on the Bedford Highway at Flamingo Drive is jammed with options too.
Looking for leads?
I have some faves, and some copies I can loan. Aside from that, why not check out these lists of suggestions:
Still stuck? Come and see me in room 223 tomorrow at lunch. We can chat and find some options for you. There is a memoir ready to rock your world. We just have to find it. Happy searching!