May is here! Don’t forget to turn in your textbooks & laptops!

Stop by to check your library record. Please talk with Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Nuno if you have questions or concerns.
We are happy to help you. Don’t wait!

We also have FREE eBooks available for you to read now & all Summer. or Destiny/Discover over 230 ebooks!

Spanish Titles are available through Overdrive.

Over 500 eBooks available through Overdrive.

National Library Week April 8 – April 14, 2018 Theme: “Libraries Lead”

The theme for 2018 National Library Week is “Libraries Lead,” and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will serve as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.

National Library Week 2018 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958. This national celebration is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate every year in National Library Week.

National Library Week events

April: School Library Month
Monday, April 9 The 2017 State of America’s Libraries Report is released
Tuesday, April 10: National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 11: National Bookmobile Day
Thursday, April 12, Take Action for Libraries Day

“Where did the library lead you” promotion.
Social media prop: My library led the way to (You can fill in your story). National Library Week, 2018 is a perfect time to share your stories. This year, in keeping with the theme Libraries Lead, tell us how the library led you to do something or discovered something that you are able to share using good Digital Citizenship skills. This should have impacted your life in a positive way or lead you to do something of value in your life.

One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.

Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure you include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on the social media post for a chance to win.

You can also post on @SUHILIB Twitter account to enter into the Think Before You Post drawing for a chance to win one of (5) Starbucks gift cards worth $10.00 each. You need to post 5 out of the 10 items on the list to be a contender in the drawing. Digital Security is important and it is encouraged to be safe online. How can we spread this positive message?
Remember “What goes online, Stays online!” Be careful Red Devils!
See Mrs. Brown if you have any questions about your entry. Good Luck!

“The library has always been a window into a larger world.” Barack Obama


MARCH is Women’s History Month & Cesar Chavez’s Birthday March 31st (1927- 1993)

Women’s History Month highlights the accomplishments of many women across the United States and the World. We have eBooks and print resources including graphic novels. Check out these famous women and other titles displayed in the SUHI Library including Ms. Marlene Wagman’s new book “Still I Rise The Persistence of Phenomenal Women” See Overdrive for this eBook title and now we have four additional print copies available for you to borrow. Ms. Wagman was the special guest speaker at the SUHI Book Club meeting on March 15th. She shared her PowerPoint and her love of writing with our students. She did an awesome job with the students answering their questions about how to become a writer. How lucky for us we have our own resident author! Come to the SUHI Library to check out her books!

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author of fiction and poetry for children and young adults. She is known for writing about characters from a variety of racial backgrounds, ethnic groups, and social classes. In 2018, the librarian of Congress appointed Woodson to a two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latino Supreme Court Justice. Sonia Maria Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954, in the Bronx section of New York City. Her parents had moved there from Puerto Rico. Her family lived in a public housing project when she was a child. She received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1976 and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1979. She also served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

After graduation, Sotomayor served as an assistant district attorney in New York City and later as a lawyer in private practice. In 1992, she became a judge for the U.S. District Court in New York’s Southern District. In that position, Sotomayor gained national recognition in 1995 for helping end the major league baseball strike, ruling in favor of the players over team owners. She was appointed a federal appeals court judge in 1998. Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World, was published in 2013. See Overdrive for this eBook!

Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in the town of Mingaora, in the Swat district of northwestern Pakistan. Her father, school owner and activist Ziauddin Yousafzai, encouraged her education. In 2009, at the age of 11, Malala began writing a blog (web log) for the Urdu-language website of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She soon gained attention in the media.

Yousafzai’s blog promoted her views on education and reported on life in Swat, which had come under Taliban control. The Taliban had banned girls in Swat from attending school and forced many schools to close.

Malala is a Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education. She won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people. Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the peace prize. She shared the prize with the Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. In 2012, at the age of 15, Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, a militant Islamic group. Following the attack, people around the world voiced support for Yousafzai and her cause. Stop by the SUHI library to pick up a book about Malala.

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal began modeling in the late 2000s, and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013), in which her character was romantically linked to Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang). In the films, Gal performed her own stunts. She also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).

In early December 2013, Gal was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero team-up film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and filming began in 2014 for a March 2016 release. Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the role.


Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, on a farm near Yuma, Arizona. When he was 10 years old, his parents lost their farm, and the family became migrant workers in California. Like many children of farmworkers, Chavez worked in the fields alongside his family.

Chavez began to organize farm workers in California in 1962, when he established the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) with activist Dolores Huerta. Many farm workers wanted a union because they worked for sub-poverty-level wages, often for 12 hours a day in hot and dangerous working conditions. In 1965, the members of the NFWA went on strike against grape growers in Delano, California, alongside another farm worker group that was made up mostly of Filipinos. From the beginning of the strike, Chavez emphasized the need for a nonviolent and peaceful approach. He led a march of workers across California to the state capital, Sacramento, in order to draw attention to La causa (The Cause). In 1966, the two striking groups merged into the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC).

Chavez inspired not only farmworkers, but also Mexican Americans in their struggle for civil rights, justice, and full inclusion in American society. He declared that the “truest act of courage … is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice.” He died on April 23, 1993.

Sources: WorldBookOnline &

LAURA CHARLES DAY Friday, March 2nd A Celebration of Song & Literature!


We have a special guest author Kathleen Krull and illustrator Paul Brewer coming to Sweetwater.

– Kathleen Krull is a well-known children’s book author and some of her books are featured in our library. Mr. Brewer is an illustrator. Ms. Krull is coming at 10:30am until lunch time.

Here are their websites for the books they have written:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Youtube video


Happy African American History Month & Celebrate Black American Day March 5th

BlackLivesMatteratSchool_NEA_Flyer-2l47m5vDr. Carter G. Woodson is known as the father of Negro History Week. He was instrumental in educating people about the contributions of African Americans in a time in our history where Blacks were treated poorly. He highlighted the contributions of people of color and helped African Americans develop a sense of pride in their heritage. Carter G. Woodson graduated from Harvard University with a PH.D. in history. In 1926, Woodson helped establish the annual observance of Negro History Week, which expanded to become Black History Month in the 1970’s. Excerpt WorldBookOnline

According to California Education Code Section 37221(d), which establishes March 5, as Black American Day to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Crispus Attucks, the first African-American martyr of the Boston Massacre.

Pratt, R. A. (2018). Woodson, Carter Godwin. In World Book Student. Retrieved from

Celebrate MLK Day 2018! Dr. King fought for freedom and dignity for all (Jan 15, 1929)

GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. – (1869—1948) Leader of India’s nonviolent independence movement, who forced the British to quit India. Dr. King studied Gandhi’s successful campaigns and adapted some of Gandhi’s strategies in the American Civil Rights Movement. As Dr. King said of the role of Gandhi’s teachings in the Civil Rights Movement, “Christ furnished the spirit and motivation, while Gandhi furnished the method.” Dr. King said “Gandhi was the guiding light of our technique for nonviolent social change.” Excerpt from King Center online.

MLK Online Resources:

1. The King Center Digital Archive

2. Dr. King related video (items available online) from the American
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3. Archived Video of Dr. King via C-SPAN Video Library (View Online)[]=38567

4. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC
(Opened to the public in August 2011 first memorial dedicated to an African American on the mall )

5. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (National holiday the third Monday in January – celebrated since January 1986)

6. World Book Online full article with pictures, and “I have a dream” speech.

7. Library of Congress look under the American Memory Collection – African Americans

8. Library of Congress Today in History (Great pictures including an ariel view of the March on Washington)

9. Brain Pop Video on Dr. King’s Contributions & Life

10. Martin’s Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Happy New Year 2018!

Feliz año nuevo 2018!

Maligayang Bagong Taon 2018! Chúc mừng năm mới 2018!

سنة جديدة سعيدة
sunat jadidat saeida

नया साल मुबारक हो
naya saal mubaarak ho

New Resources and New beginnings…Check them out!

Located on the left navigation pane under Resources–See resources for class assignments, research, and leisure reading. Check out our newest addition FactCite. We have a FREE subscription for one year and we need to improve our usage. In the words of Dr. Seuss…”try them and you’ll see.” FactCite has lots to offer for students, teachers, and the classroom: articles on 193 countries including World Regions, Ancient Empires, and Chinese Dynasties. I have also included bookmarks that you may print off (landscape). Currently, we have access only to Countries and Cultures.



Feliz año nuevo 2018!

Nuevos recursos y nuevos comienzos …

Se encuentra en el panel de navegación izquierdo en Recursos – Vea los recursos para las tareas de clase, la investigación y la lectura de ocio. Vea nuestra nueva adición FactCite. Tenemos una suscripción GRATUITA por un año y necesitamos mejorar nuestro uso. En palabras del Dr. Seuss … “pruébalos y verás”. FactCite tiene mucho que ofrecer a los estudiantes, profesores y aulas: artículos sobre 193 países, incluidas las Regiones Mundiales, los Imperios Antiguos y las Dinastías Chinas. También he incluido marcadores que puede imprimir (paisaje). Actualmente, tenemos acceso solo a países y culturas.

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Happy Holidays! Half-Year Classes PLEASE RETURN textbooks by December 15th!

Picture of the Opera House in Sydney, Australia

The Holiday Season is a busy time of year for all of us, please take time to READ because it is a relaxation strategy to help us unwind during this fun, crazy, and over-scheduled time of year.

Please remember to turn in textbooks for classes that you’ll complete during the month of December so that we’ll be ready in January for the second half of the school year. If you have any questions, please stop by the library, and we’ll be happy to help you or email me at Note: our systems are school-based so I don’t have access away from our campus to look up library records.

Downtime reading resources to consider:

NPR’s Book Concierge has a list of their NPR Book Concierge best List 2017 reads
Publisher’s Weekly Young Adult Best Books by Publishers Weekly of 2017
NYT 10 Best Books of the Year list NYT
School Library Journal Audiobooks Picks 2017

Cynthia Hand author of Aterlife Retelling of the old favorite “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens & Review by Shelley Diaz

“Charles Dickens’s holiday classic has been adapted for the stage and big and small screens multiple times. The author of the “Unearthly” series has reimagined the well-known tale of Scrooge the miser for a modern audience. In her The Afterlife of Holly Chase (HarperCollins), Hand gives readers a prickly heroine who gets another chance at redemption when she fails to change her mean ways after visits from ghosts on Christmas Eve. The author talked to School Library Journal (SLJ) about what inspired her to revisit the beloved story and why we all deserve second chances.”

Happy Holidays to you your family! Take the time to enjoy your family….they are important, too!

Mrs. Brown
Teacher Librarian

Thanksgiving is almost here! Don’t forget to give thanks and do some leisure Reading to relax!

During this holiday season remember you have access to eBooks 24/7, anytime, anywhere!Overdrive and DestinyDiscover/GoFollett (two platforms) to select a great book to read. We also have preparation test books like the ASVAB and SAT practice tests online. Look under GoFollett. If you have any questions, please stop in the library so we can show you how to access these great resources that are FREE to you!

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Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Brown, Teacher Librarian
Mrs. Nuno, Library Media Technician
Note: You’re invited to attend the SUHI Book Club on Thursdays during lunch. Currently, we are reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. You can find a free copy online (Overdrive). All you need is your school identification number and your 8 digit birthday to check out this title. It is easy to join our group and we serve snacks during lunch, too. See you there!


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