Happy Friday! It’s been another stressful week. I’m positive it’s going to get worse as the semester goes on. I hope you had a fantastic week! Labor day weekend is here, and I sure need that day to sit back and relax.
NickSplat is Here!
Remember the time when GOOD shows were on television? Nickelodeon has a new streaming video on demand channel from VRV called NickSplat. That is right! The streaming service provides 30 shows that we used to love watching! I’m talking CatDog, Doug, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Legends of the Hidden Temple and more! For more information check out their website!
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Trailer
Tahereh Mafi’s new book will be available on October 16, 2018! Check out the book trailer below where she will explain more about her upcoming novel and her relationship with break-dancing. I will also include a synopsis of the book in case you are interested.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads)
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.
But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.