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Steinbrenner reading coach Anna Maria Wannos stands showcasing a copy of the popular dystopian series “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Wannos was a driving force behind the preparation of the Book Swap and aims to continue the event for future years.

On Dec. 9  Steinbrenner debuted the school’s very first Book Swap event where students and teachers alike were encouraged to bring in old books and exchange them with other participants of the event. The limit an individual can take each year is 10 books, and participants are only allowed to take 10 books if given 10 books. This year there were hundreds of books given, and each were sorted into individual genres from horror novels to romantic comedies. The books were dropped off between Dec. 20 and Dec. 9 with the book swap days designated to take place over the course of Jan. 9 and 10. Several teachers were assigned the designated drop-off locations in their classrooms with the event itself held in the courtyard near the cafeteria.

Popular books swapped:

Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling

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Novels are placed in their designated genres for students to easily identify. Over a hundred novels were exchanged at this year’s Book Swap.

The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings (series) by J. R. Tolkien

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

His Dark Materials (series) by Phillip Pullman

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chibosky


Enya Stewart/Copy Editor

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