February is Black History Month and some choose to observe this month through a literary lens by reading black authors, studying history, or learning more about the cultural experience of African Americans. The hashtag #ReadingBlackout signifies a reading challenge put forth by Denise Cooper, a popular booktuber (YouTube book reviewer). For 2018, she decided to prioritize black authors from her TBR (to-be-read) list for the entire year. Whether a challenge such as this appeals to you in part or full, or you would like to expand your reading repertoire, consider a good book by a black author for your next read. Britta Santamauro, FA's librarian, has compiled a list of suggested books for various ages as part of honoring Black History month. Please feel free to peruse the list linked above or ask her for a recommendation
The photo on the homepage is of the bulletin board outside of School Counselor Carol DiFalco's office. She posted photos of noteworthy people and threw out a challenge to the school community to find out more about these extraordinary individuals. Students are invited to identify and tell Ms. DiFalco about a person on the board in return for a treat. It is a whimsical way to increase knowledge and expand worldviews.