The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a special unit within the MSU Moorhead Library providing materials and assistance to students and faculty of the Teacher Education programs. All students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public may use the resources of the CMC.
The CMC sponsors and coordinates the Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative which supports two annual awards, the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award (ages 9-12) and the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award (toddlers to age 8). These awards are announced each May.
Election : a novel by Tom Perrotta Yep, the basis for that Matthew Broderick/Reese Witherspoon movie. ” . . . darkly comic novel (that) brilliantly captures high school and its politics at their best and worst.”
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fictio.
Reading in bed : personal essays on the glories of reading, selected and edited by Steven Gilbar This volume collects what 22 writers (e.g., Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Miller) have to say about reading. Fluff up the pillow and settle in for a good read.