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MS 51 Library: Book Life

Library homepage for MS 51 William Alexander Middle School

Sora eBooks

Sora: The Student Reading AppMS 51 students have access to the NYC DOE Citywide Digital Library in Sora AND can integrate their Brooklyn Public Library information to search for ebooks in one app! Sign in with your DOE account information and you can search for books in a browser or download the app to your phone or iPad.


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ComicsPlus is a subscription service bringing great comics, graphic novels, and manga to middle school readers. Log in with your account to read tons of great comics. You can get started with Ms. Ahart's top 10 titles in ComicsPlus!

MS 51 Virtual Library

We Need Diverse Books! Reading Recs

Ms. Ahart created these book lists to encourage culturally responsive reading and teaching at MS 51 as part of the D15 Diversity Plan resource committee. Happy reading!

Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge

Read Harder 2020

Great American Read on PBS

Join the Great American Read on PBS

Check out the list of America's 100 favorite books and vote for YOUR favorite daily. Joyce Valenza discusses the project and its "sweet by-products."

Open eBooks

Open eBooks logoFill out the Open eBooks access request form and Ms. Ahart will email you codes and instructions to download the app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. NOTE: you will need the code and the app to browse this collection and read these books; not currently available on a computer or for Kindle.] Get step-by-step instructions for how to use Open eBooks here.

MyLibraryNYC at MS 51

Image result for brooklyn public libraryBorrow ebooks and audiobooks for free from home through your Brooklyn Public Library e-card! 

BPL's e-reader app makes borrowing eBooks as easy as 1-2-3! SimplyE makes it easier than ever to borrow eBooks from the library. User-friendly features include the ability to search, download and read from one application in just seconds and browse for titles in an easy-to-use interface.

  1. Download the SimplyE app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. 
  2. Browse and borrow from BPL's collection of 200,000+ free eBooks.
  3. Read eBooks anywhere on your Apple & Android devices.

BPL also has several download guides if you're having trouble making your particular device talk to the public library catalog or apps. Watch some short videos to get you started searching for a book and placing a hold and using BPL's catalog to grow your reading wishlist!

I'm Here, I'm Queer, What Do I Read? Reviews

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What's New at the Brown Bookshelf

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New from Latinos in Kid Lit

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