Nancy Robinson has been a practicum student working with me in the library this winter. She collaborated with Mrs. Hanson to work with the 8th grade English classes to write persuasive papers about the driving age, the voting age, and required community service for high school students. As a group, the students wrote a thesis and supported it with relevant arguments. Students then created an infographic in less than twenty minutes using Piktochart and presented their argument to the class.
The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye.
Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network.
So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can't believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperors train. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy and the next to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan.