Voyage à Auschwitz: récite d’un jeune Rom, de Nikolaï Angelov

En 2014, à l’initiative de l’Union européenne, Nikolaï Angelov, Rom émigré de Bulgarie, part avec mille Roms à Auschwitz à l’occasion des soixante-dix ans de la libération des camps de concentration. Il nous livre ici le récit de cette expérience bouleversante. Face à la Shoah, à l’extermination des Juifs, des Tziganes, et de tous ceux que les nazis ont persécutés. Nikolaï, au-delà de l’horreur, retrouve la fierté d’être un homme, un Rom. Il s’interroge sur la condition des Roms aujourd’hui en Europe. Un dossier documentaire permet d’éclairer cette histoire contemporaine qui reste une blessure ouverte au coeur de l’Europe. Voyage à Auschwitz (78 pages, R ANG)

The Lost city of Z et la vie de Percy Fawcett en BD

Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle’s novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the Lost City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace (337 pages, 918.11 GRA).

Explorateur de l’Amérique du Sud pour la Société royale de géographie, le colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett est persuadé de l’existence d’une cité perdue au coeur de l’immense forêt équatoriale. Il découvre le carnet d’un conquistador qui le confirme dans ses certitudes. Fawcett se coupe de sa famille et de ses amis, avant de se lancer en 1929 dans une expédition de la dernière chance (56 pages, BD 910.92 DOR).

Book Scavenger

In the tradition of Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s library by Chris Grabenstein, Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is a book about a game and, like in Grabenstein’s story, the game is also about books. It is an adventure chock-full of literary references, codes and danger but underpinned with compelling ideas of family, friendship and overcoming adversity. Twelve-year-old Emily Crane has just moved, along with her parents and older brother Matthew, to San Francisco. Instead of being excited, Emily is tired; this is the latest in a handful of moves her family has made in their quest to live in all 50 states. Every time she gets settled in a new place, Emily’s family moves again. Her one consolation is that San Francisco is home to Garrison Griswold, creator of Book Scavenger, an interactive game of hiding and finding books of which Emily is a skilled player. But shortly after Emily and her family arrive in San Francisco, Griswold is attacked and nearby Emily finds a hidden book — a handmade version of Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Gold-Bug” — that she believes is the beginning of a new Griswold game.

Emily is determined to solve all the clues and find the treasure that they lead to, but she’s not the only one interested in this particular volume; two armed thugs are after the book and are hot on Emily’s heels! Emily enlists her new friend James, who happens to have an interest in codes, to help her with the game. With each clue, they come closer to finding what Griswold hid — and closer to danger. (F CHA)

Michel-Ange, par Hector Obalk

Dans Michel-Ange Volume 1 : tout Michel-Ange ou presque en un seul texte et mille images
1490-1512, le critique Hector Oblak a oeuvré pour donner à voir et à comprendre l’oeuvre picturale et sculptée de Michel-Ange, à travers des photographies et un récit visuel s’apparentant à la bande dessinée, où chaque image est accompagnée d’une phrase ou d’une amorce de commentaire, déroulant au fur et à mesure un texte sur le mode de la conversation… La rencontre de l’histoire de l’art, du cinéma documentaire et du graphisme. (BD 759.5 MIC)

Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Set amid the civil rights movement, Hidden figures tells the true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women.

Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘colored computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world. (346 pages, 510.922 SHE)

Go figure, by Tom Standage

The time spent watching “Gangnam style” on Youtube is equivalent to building the Empire State Building 25 times (Go Figure, page 22)

Which James Bond drinks the most martinis?
What do Satanists really believe?
How do hurricanes get their names?
Why are bees disappearing?
Is chocolate healthy?

Go Figure has the answers.

Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind-boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wondered about and yet more you didn’t know you didn’t know. Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator – a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious. 247 pages, 032 STA.

Sherlock, Lupin et Moi d’Irène Adler

Été 1870, Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin et Irene Adler font connaissance à Saint-Malo. Les trois amis espèrent profiter de leurs vacances en bord de mer, mais le destin leur a réservé une surprise. Un corps s’est échoué sur une plage voisine et les trois camarades se retrouvent au beau milieu d’une enquête criminelle. Un collier de diamants a disparu, le mort semble avoir deux identités et une silhouette fantomatique apparaît la nuit sur les toits de la ville. Trois détectives ne seront pas de trop pour résoudre l’énigme de Saint-Malo ! Le mystère de la dame en noir (286 pages, R ADL).

Semaine du cerveau/Brain week

Pourquoi les filles sont-elles si bonnes en maths? Pourquoi n’avons-nous aucun souvenir avant l’âge de 2 ans? Pourquoi le fait d’avoir deux yeux nous aide-t-il à voir en trois dimensions? En quoi la pratique des jeux vidéo aide-t-elle à devenir pilote d’avion? Pourquoi se lave-t-on les mains quand on a honte? Le cerveau d’un homme de droite est-il différent de celui d’un homme de gauche? Et que fait notre cerveau quand nous ne faisons rien? Laurent Cohen répond dans Pourquoi les filles sont si bonnes en maths et 40 autres histoires sur le cerveau de l’homme à toutes ces questions avec la clarté et le brio qu’on lui connaît, sans oublier l’humour ni négliger les dernières avancées scientifiques.(612.8 COH)

Blame My Brain by Nicola Morgan shows what’s going on in your head, why, why it’s important, how long it will last, and what you can do about it. It speaks directly to you, teenagers, and is for you. But parents and teachers usually grab it and devour it eagerly… There’s fantastic research into the teenage brain and what scientists have discovered in the last few years will amaze you. And reassure you. And amaze and reassure your parents.(155.5 MOR)

Trickster, by Tom Moorhouse

trickster150First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash.

At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a ‘name raid’, a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighting with enemy rat packs, and eventually being forced to confront both his brother and himself in the most dramatic fashion. Trickster (250 pages, F MOO)


Where in the World is… ? 2016-2017/10

Golden bay, Nelson, New Zealand (this quiz was won by Emily Bruins (Y7), Brandon Dhakhwa (Y9) and
Oliver Mondale (Y9).

Where in the world? Correctly identify the exact location of the photograph. Use your geographic knowledge, the internet or books in the MMC to help. Winners in years 7, 8 and 9 will earn a Geography Credit. All winners will be posted outside the Geography rooms. Send your answers to Mr. Ashworth at duncan . ashworth @ ecolint . ch

Où dans le monde? Identifiez correctement l’endroit indiqué par la photographie. Utilisez vos connaissances géographiques, internet ou des livres de bibliothèque pour vous aider. Les gagnants des classes 7, 8 et 9 peuvent gagner des crédits de géographie. tous les gagnants seront affichés devant les salles de géographie. Envoyez vos réponses à M. Ashworth : duncan . ashworth @ ecolint . ch