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This month, the CA Reading Society talks about books they didn’t particularly like (despite their widespread popularity) and book series that started strong but ended up being a disappointment.
Senior Art students in the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts class host a special show on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:30 p.m in the Canandaigua Academy Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room. All residents of the area are invited to attend. Admission is free!
“There are 10 exhibits from nine IB Visual Arts High Level students and one Standard Level student,” says Academy Art teacher Arlene McDonald. “The work is inventive, creative, and crafted with upscale skills. Please stop in and see how talented this group is!”
Works displayed span over five years of learning and progression.
USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.
A civil war rages between the Glorious Path–a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier–and what’s left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path’s dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path’s deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal’s loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.
“Anyone who reads dystopian novels will appreciate this fast-paced, action-packed novel.” — Children’s Literature
“An intriguing vision of a possible future rooted in current politics and wrapped in an exciting tale of war.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[Concludes with] a page-turning climax fraught with danger and emotion. The dystopian story is action-packed all the way.” — School Library Journal
Look for The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch in the New Books section at CA Library!