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Ms. Lisa Neal

Ms. Neal has been at East for 7 years.  She has also worked in a public library, and she worked for six years as an elementary teacher.  She has also been a secretary, a waitress (not a very good one), a bookstore cashier, a worker in an after-school program, a newspaper carrier, and much more.  She feels that all of these past work experiences help her to be a better librarian.   

  • 2016 Lone Star Books

    Posted by Lisa Neal on 3/24/2016

    Looking for something fun to read this summer?  Check out the 2016 Lone Star Books.  Every year the same people who create the Bluebonnet Booklist,  the TX Library Association, recommends twenty books for Junior High students.  The books recommended represent a variety of genres including nonfiction books and a variety of authors including both first time authors and more established authors.  Reading books from this list is a great way to discover new authors and titles.

    The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

    Here are two of the books that I especially like:

      The Boy in the Black Suit is Jason Reynolds second YA novel.  Matt is grieving for his mother who died from breast cancer.  At the same time he is trying to help his dad.  Matt gets an after-school job at a funeral parlor giving him a glimpse into the grief of other people.  He is mystified by a self-confident young woman who, with her own person to grieve, is taking a different path. 

     The Unlikely Hero of Room 13 B by Teresa Toten

      Adam becomes the Unlikely Hero of Room 13 B when he meets the girl of his dreams and takes on the nickname Batman in a support group for teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Determined to be a healthy man for this girl, he tries even harder to overcome OCD.  Unfortunately, problems with his mom are escalating. 

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