Monday, September 13, 2010

"Read" Poster

The staff at Chaparral HS thought it would be fun to make our own "Read" posters for our library. We all brought in our favorite book and then had to come up with a "Read" slogan. It was really fun. My book was Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes. I read it for the first time when I was in about 5th grade and I have read it several times since. I always love it. It reminds me why I love history.
Here is a brief summary of this fantastic book:

Orphan Johnny Tremain is apprenticed to silversmith Empfraim Lapham when he breaks the Sabbath laws by working on Sunday and suffers an injury to his hand that end his career. He goes to the home of rich merchant Jonathon Lyte with a silver cup given to him by his dead mother to prove that Lyte is his uncle. The merchant accuses him of having stolen it and Johnny is falsely accused of being a fraud and thief. After being exonerated he is befriended by Rab, a young man who introduces him to the Sons of Liberty, a group of colonists who meet secretly to plot strategy against what they consider tyrannical English rule. Young Johnny becomes involved with patriots like Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and James Otis and participates in the Boston Tea Party and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.


  1. Haha! I love it! I think my book would be Amelia Bedelia.... Do you have that at your school? Haha! Very clever idea! And I like your sweater/jacket.

  2. Loving the blog, Merika! (I mean "Miss") And the music just couldn't be better, Dan was soooo thrilled when I started playing GLEE music!! He lives to watch Glee, can't stop grinning when it's on....Thanks for the good cookie recipe. You are very cute in your READ poster, and I loved Johnny Tremain too!
    Love, Auntie M.

  3. Krystal - I totally remember Amelia Bedelia, they were my sisters favorite books when we were little.
    Aunt M - I am so glad that you are liking Glee!

  4. Mine would be the Little House on the Prairie books. I loved them as a 6th grader. I guess I would have to think of a book from Middle or High School. I loved all the books by Mary Stewart.