Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell: A dedicated female
archaeologist and a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer must
recover priceless South American artifacts that could bring deadly chaos into
Red Tails (DVD): Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll
on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee
Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as
they battle discrimination on the ground.
The Secret World of Arrietty (DVD): In
a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers
live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by
Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an
This Means War (DVD): FDR and Tuck are covert CIA operatives
and best buddies, until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren. Their
friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her
affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry.
May the best spy win!
Stolen Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport has
seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small
Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed--husband, wife,
two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's
cop instincts--it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth
retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously
upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It
just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him
into the darkest nightmare of his life.
Albert Nobbs (DVD): A woman passes as a man in order to work
and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's
clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.
Born to Be Wild (DVD):
This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the
extraordinary people who rescue and raise them, saving endangered species one
life at a time. Stunningly captured in, a heartwarming adventure transporting
moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned
primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas.Check Availability
Chronicle (DVD): Seen through the lens of a troubled
teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping
special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high
school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities
beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker
sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys'
'gifts,' and their lives, spin dangerously out of control! Check Availability
The Grey (DVD): After their plane crashes in Alaska,
seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of
merciless wolves haunts their every step. Check Availability
Home by Toni Morrison: Frank Money is an
angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences
on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just
physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his
crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and
take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he’s hated all
his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have
left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had
thought he could never possess again.
In One Person by John Irving: The author's most
political novel since The Cider House
Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany,
this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a
bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer: A second installment in a planned five-part
series finds Harry despairing of a marriage to Emma and joining the Merchant
Navy before assuming the identity of a fallen American soldier whose past
proves even more turbulent than Harry's own.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel: Though he battled for seven years to marry
her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son
and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the
noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the
court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word
from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying
weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour
stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her
powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic
trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the
Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy.
What price will he pay for Anne's head? Check Availability:
The following students are being recognized for their accomplishments in varsity swimming. tThey are Tyler Falcoff. Joe Kemeny, Joe Abrash, and Vic Sun. Captain Zack Prebay,Jeff Lin, Elliot VanValkenburg, and Connor Lee.
Recognized for their participation in the Michigan Youth Art Festival: Alyssa Giannetti and Jonathan Schiff
Editors Note: Many students honored are not pictured due the many activities they participate in. The above honorees in Baseball attire planned to attend the Tiger game immediately after the award ceremony.