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Newer Non-Fiction


Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell

Under threat of attack from the Japanese--and later, in captivity--U.S. military nurses in the Philippines continued their work despite few medical supplies and no food.  Foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans, ANC RVN.  Glossary.  List of nurses.  Select time line.  Endnotes. Bibliography.  Web-site resources.  Index.  Black-and-white and full-color maps, photographs, and reproductions of artifacts.

Cool Websites

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New Nonfiction


Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall

2000: Shyima Hall, a domestic slave, was smuggled from Egypt to Orange County by the family her parents sold her to at age eight.  She was finally rescued when she was twelve.  Epilogue.  Recipe for Mahshi warak areesh.

Print Magazines in the Cap Library for Recreational Reading and Research

Acoustic Guitar


Ceramics Monthly




National Geographic


People en Español

Scientific American

Scientific American Mind


Teen Vogue



Library Resources

Library Hours

7:45-3:45 and Lunch

Capuchino Library Catalog

Computer Lab Calendars

After School Tutorial and Homework Center

Day - Time - Tutoring Teacher

Monday - 3:15-4:15, Mr. Connelly, Miss Kanshaw, Miss Maund, Miss Vosberg

Tuesday - 3:15-4:15, Miss Aguayo, Miss Colangelo,  Miss Serratto, Miss Grover, and Miss Wekselgreene

Wednesday - 3:15-4:00, Miss Valletta, Miss Borcherdt, Miss Kuy 

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Newer Fiction


Straight Punch by Monique Polak

Kicked out of her school for tagging, Tessa finds an unlikely refuge at an alternative school where boxing is half the curriculum.


Panic by Lauren Oliver

Every summer, the graduating seniors in Carp, New York, play Panic.  The secretive game of escalating dares is exciting but risky...and, this year, potentially fatal.


I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand

Nine days at Strongwoods Surivival Camp have not turned Henry and the four other boys from "scrawny wimps" into men, so how can they take on three merciless gangsters?


Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

The history, according to Austin Szerba, of how he and his best friend, Robby, accidentally unleashed an apocalyptic army of six-foot-tall praying mantises.


The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Life with her violent, autistic younger brother is hard.  But when Daisy's parents decide to send him to an institution, Daisy feels anything but relief.


Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

Willow's master taught her how to read, but she's not supposed to write.  So she stashes her diary in the trunk of a tree--where Cato, a free-born black man aiding fugitives, finds it.


Student Resources

New Fiction


Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix

To apply for financial aid, Becca must reveal the identity of her father, a notorious embezzler best know for saying, "How else is a guy like me supposed to put his kid through college?"


No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

Kippy is determined to find her best friend's murderer in her quaint, Wisconsin community.  But snooping around a town full of secrets can be dangerous, don'tcha know.


Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

Arizona, 1950: QB Felix needs a miracle to lead the Muckers to a state championship win.  With the team's high school--and mining town--going bust, miracles seem scarce.


When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

Ali tries to keep himself--and his friends Noodles and Needles--out of trouble.  But an invitation to the hottest party in Bed-Stuy is the kind of trouble that's hard to resist.


The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Haley and her Iraq War-vet father have returned to his hometown for a chance at a "normal" life.  But staying in one place gives painful memories the chance to catch up with them.


Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Nick, in the Witness Protection Program, is supposed to stay low-key.  Then he uncovers a murder conspiracy in his new town, and his profile becomes dangerously high.


Hero Worship by Christopher E. Long 

Before Marvin used his superpowers to save a family from a gang of hoodlums, he figured he could only dream of becoming a crime-fighting superhero for the Core.