Bear River High School

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Nevada County Reads and Writes!

2017 - The Martian by Andy Weir

The Nevada County Reads and Writes is pleased to announce the 2016-17 book selection. Andy Weir's The Martin follows American astronaut Mark Watney as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 and must improvise to survive. The committee selected the book because it has wide appeal to youth and adults. With a strong emphasis on science and math, the opportunities for cross curricular instruction are exponential. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

2016 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

 
"Bryan Stevenson is one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. He is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Alabama-based non-profit committed to fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. His powerful memoir Just Mercy chronicles a case early in his career and has received glowing praise for its honesty and timeliness. Mr. Stevenson is a MacArthur “Genius” award recipient, a graduate of Harvard Law and the Harvard School of Government, and is on the faculty at New York University School of Law."
 
 
Lots of events for this one, including film screenings, community and panel discussions, and Bryan Stevenson himself speaking at CSU Chico, which will be live streamed at the Madelyn Helling (Nevada City) library!  Check out event details and links here.
 
  
 
This year's writing contest for high school students calls for fiction on one of these three themes:
  • abolishing the death penalty
  • prison conditions and extreme punishment
  • abuse of power by police and prosecutors
Note the deadline for the writing competition in March 31.

2015 - Trash by Andy Mulligan

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