Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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What are you thankful for? Please share your thoughts on the blog….

I am thankful for my family, Sweetwater High School, and my faith. I am thankful that I have a week off to read great books, and relax with family and friends. I am thankful that I still live in a great nation that is going through uncertainty, but will prevail.
Happy Thanksgiving! Mrs. Brown

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Veteran’s Day 2016

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President Obama participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Veterans Day in Arlington National Cemetery. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the United States armed services. Veterans Day is a legal federal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I (1914-1918). Canada, Australia, and New Zealand observe November 11 as Remembrance Day to honor people who have died in war. The United Kingdom celebrates Remembrance Day on the Sunday closest to November 11. Veterans Day celebrations in the United States include parades and speeches. Special services are held at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to remind Americans of the tragedies of war. A 1938 law made the day a federal holiday. In 1954, Congress changed the holiday’s name to Veterans Day to honor all United States veterans.

How to cite this article:
To cite this article, World Book recommends the following format:
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Uhler, Sharron G. “Veterans Day.” World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 11 Nov. 2016.

2016 Election Day is here!

Election Day

Today is November 8th, and it is finally Election Day! I have already voted by mail and it will be interesting to find out who America wants for the next four years. Do you have comments that you would like to share about the election? I would love to hear from our students, teachers, and staff your thoughts about this election both good and bad. I would like to hear from you today. Let’s discuss the good things and bad things about this election and the impact the winner will have on America.

Please no profanity! Yes, I am censoring the language for educational purposes only. However, please feel free to share your thoughts…

Mrs. Brown
Teacher Librarian SUHI

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! (Sept. 15th – Oct. 15th)

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year (September 15 through October 15th) to commemorate the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua). It is also a time to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture in our communities. We are planning a celebration in the library on Friday, October 7th.  Please stop by to see the displays completed by our students and enjoy our SUHI celebration.

Viva Mexico!

–Mrs. Brown.


New Library Resources:

Trailblazing Latino Americans by Bill Palmer

Sonia Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Justice by Alex Van Tol

Note: Honorable Justice Sotomayor is the first person of Hispanic decent to serve on the Supreme Court.  Nominated by President Barack Obama 2009 and sworn in on August 8, 2009.

Mexican Whiteboy by Award-winning author, Matt De La Pena

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena (2016 Newbery Award Winner)

Links:

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/Fun_Facts.html  [Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

https://calisphere.org/exhibitions/t10/california-cultures-hispanic-americans/

https//calisphere.org/exhibition/62

Source:  University of California–part of the California Cultures project.

Banned Books Week Sept. 25th – Oct. 1st “Stand Up for Your Right to Read”

Banned Books is a celebration of your right to read.  Banned Books is a play on words.  It is verbal irony just the opposite of what you might expect.  Please exercise your right to read. Stop by the SUHI Library to check out a Banned Book for your reading pleasure.
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Take a look at the American Library Association website for listing of Banned Books.
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#toptenlists

Red Devils Read!

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Currently, we are reading the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.  You’re welcome to stop in to check out our meetings.  Every Thursday during lunch time.

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