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Three Apples Book Award Nominations

The finalists for the 2019 Three Apples Book Awards were announced. The list can be found here.

The Three Apples Book Awards were developed to encourage reading for pleasure by the Section for School Librarians and Youth Services Sections of the New York Library Association. The voting is open to students in grades UPK-12 and is broken into three categories: Young Readers – Grades PK-2; Children – Grades 3-6; and Teens – Grades 6-12.

Students nominate their favorite books in September and October. From this list, students are encouraged to READ! READ!! READ!!! and then vote for their favorites in April. Ballots will be available at school and public libraries. Only students who have read or listened to at least 3 titles from the list are eligible to vote.

For more information about the Three Apples Book Awards go to: www.nyla.org

Oyler: One School, One Year

Can a school save a community? OYLER: ONE SCHOOL, ONE YEAR asks just that, telling the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty. The neighborhood is urban Appalachian-an insular community with roots in the coal mining towns of Kentucky and West Virginia. Before 2006, very few teens from Lower Price Hill finished high school, much less went to college. The local Oyler School only went through eighth grade. After that, rather than ride the bus out of the neighborhood for high school, most kids dropped out. Under long-time Principal Craig Hockenberry’s leadership, Oyler School is part of the growing community schools movement. The school has transformed into a “community learning center,” where it serves students from preschool through 12th grade, and is open year-round, from early morning until late at night. It has become a one-stop-shop for its students and their families, combining academic, health and social services under one roof. Based on the award-winning Marketplace radio series “One School, One Year,” OYLER takes viewers through a year at the school, focusing on Hockenberry’s mission to transform a community and on senior Raven Gribbins’ quest to be the first in her troubled family to finish high school and go to college. When Hockenberry’s job is threatened, it becomes clear it’s a make-or-break year for both of them.

Airs 1/8 at 9 p.m., 1/9 at 1 a.m., 1/9 at 9 a.m., 1/9 at 3 p.m., 1/12 at 11 p.m., 1/13 at 3 a.m., 1/13 at 10 a.m., 1/13 at 6 p.m.

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James Watson: American Masters #3107

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/  – American molecular biologist James Watson is best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. In 1962, Watson shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins Wilkins, who, with Rosalind Franklin, provided the data on which the structure was based. This documentary examines the molecular biologist’s life and impact on science.

Airs 1/2 at 10 p.m.

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg: A Conversation

This documentary film traces Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s continuing fight for equality and provides an intimate and rare look inside the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Airs 1/3 at 10 p.m. (repeats 1/6 at 7 p.m.) (repeats 1/12 at 5 p.m.)

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Good Work: Master of the Building Arts

Celebrate American craftsmanship and the unsung artisans – stone carvers, stained glass artisans, metalsmiths, plasterers, stone masons, decorative painters and adobe workers – who create and preserve iconic buildings.  

Airs Jan 1 at 5 a.m., Jan 6 at 3 p.m.

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Personal Statement: America Reframed

Personal Statement follows three high school seniors from Brooklyn intent on defying the odds for themselves and their classmates by becoming the very resource they don’t have for themselves: peer college counselors. An observational film, Personal Statement weaves together their individual struggles, family life, and highs and lows of the of their respective college application processes.

Airs 1/8 at 8 p.m., 1/9 at 12 a.m., 1/9 at 8 a.m., 1/9 at 2 p.m., 1/12 at 10 p.m., 1/13 at 2 a.m., 1/13 at 9 a.m. 1/13 at 5 p.m.

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