New World War II Books

Check out these new World War II acquisitions:

A Noble Treason: The Story of Sophie Scholl by Richard Hanser
This is the true story of students who actively resisted the Nazi Regime.
Call #:  943.086 Han

 Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
A female pilot is captured and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp in this exciting novel.
Call #:  F Wei


Community Service Day

These WRA students spent Community Service Day at the library working on the Voice of Hope project.


Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17

September, with flags flying in the autumn breeze, is a wonderful time to remember the Constitution and the wisdom and determination of our Founding Fathers. On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It stands today as our basis for freedom throughout the land. Check out the books in the 342.73s in the Ong Library to learn more.

Also, check out the online exhibit from the National Archives, including the full transcript of the Constitution of the United States and high-resolution images of the original document.



Welcome to WRA's Ong Library’s new blog, ONGoing News!  Our blog will share the latest news from the library, including updates on new materials and events in the library. Look for photos of your friends hanging out at the library and find out what books your classmates are reading. Check back often to find out what’s new!

Explore Fall ECHO Topics

Are you fascinated by your fall ECHO? Curious about what's going on in other ECHO modules? Check out some books related to the fall ECHO modules on display next to the copy room.  


Are Graphic Novels for You?

Check out the collection of graphic novels at the Ong Library.  
Anna '15 checks out the latest graphic novels at the Ong Library.

Here are two classics to get you started:

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

China, 1898: Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough.  Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers, commoners trained in kung fu, who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful.

Click here to read more about this graphic novel on

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

A vibrant, food-themed memoir from beloved indie cartoonist Lucy Knisley.

Lucy Knisley loves food.  The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly.  In her forthright, thoughtful and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life.   
Click here to read more about this graphic novel on


This Month in History

September 1, 1939: The start of World War II as Germany invades Poland
September 5, 1698: Peter the Great (Russian Czar) imposes a tax on beards
September 5, 1774: The First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia
September 6, 1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game
September 14, 1814: Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to his "one hit wonder," "The Star Spangled Banner"
September 16, 1620: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England, carrying pilgrims headed to the New World to escape religious persecution
(Source:  Holiday Insights @
Want to know more?  
Check out these books and DVDs from the Ong Library!