Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Virtual MakerSpace-Create and Make at Home!
Renew Your Library Books
Click on the Library Catalog link.
Click on Silver Spring Intermediate School.
Log in with your computer user name and password.
Click on the My Info tab.
Click the Renew button next to your book.
*Students can renew books two times online.
New Books in the SSIS Library
Waukesha County Kids' Choice
New Kid by Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading. New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
2021 Waukesha County Kids' Choice Winner
Click here to see the results.
SSIS Intermediate School students read 2,151 WCKC books and voted 643 times! Amazing job, Panthers! Keep reading!
What is Mrs. Paque reading?
This Light Between Us: a Novel of World War II by Winner of the American Library Association's Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature For readers ofThe Librarian Of Auschwitz,This Light Between Us is a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals--a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl--as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war. "I remember visiting Manzanar and standing in the windswept plains where over ten thousand internees were once imprisoned, their voices cut off. I remember how much I wanted to write a story that did right by them. Hopefully this book delivers."--Andrew Fukuda In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki from Bainbridge Island, Washington is disgusted when he's forced to become pen pals with Charlie Lévy of Paris, France--agirl. He thought she was a boy. In spite of Alex's reluctance, their letters continue to fly across the Atlantic--and along with them, the shared hopes and dreams of friendship. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing Nazi persecution of Jews force them to confront the darkest aspects of human nature. From the desolation of an internment camp on the plains of Manzanar to the horrors of Auschwitz and the devastation of European battlefields, the only thing they can hold onto are the memories of their letters. But nothing can dispel the light between them.
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Using Sora on your Chromebook-Video Directions
Overdrive/Sora-Audio and eBooks
Mrs. Paque, Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Rosenthal, Library Paraprofessional