Lobo Library News

March 2019 Edition

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March for Women

The month of March celebrates International Women's Day on March 8 and all 31 days of this month are focused on celebrating Women's History Month. Below you will find resources focused on Dolores Huerta, famously known for being an activist and an organizer for migrant worker rights. She also worked alongside Cesar Chavez, our school's namesake, and is often not credited for creating one of the most well-known rallying cries, "Si, se puede!” (Yes, we can!). Today, Huerta continues to work as a human rights activist.

The library's main window display will focus on facts regarding menstruation and young women. Normally viewed as a taboo topic in our society, menstruation is a natural part of life in women. The purpose for this display is to create dialogue about something that happens to every woman and how it sometimes affects them negatively. We hope to enrich and raise awareness about this issue in honor of Women's History Month.

Take a look at the resources below about Dolores Huerta and menstruation in women. All resources have been found using HISD's Digital Resources. See Ms. Saldivar for assistance in learning how to use HISD's electronic databases.

Does Handing Out Pads Get Girls To Stay In School?

Includes a downloadable mp3 audio from NPR's All Things Considered.

Book Recommendations for Women's History Month

All of these books are currently in your school library. Check out www.destiny.houstonisd.org to find more books that may interest you. Destiny is our online "card catalog" and you can sign-in to your account using your laptop sign-in information. You can also check-out eBooks and audio books from here! Download the MackinVIA app on to your phone to read or listen to our books!

All for FREE!

Download the MackinVIA app to read our eBooks!

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Presents a definition of feminism characterized by awareness and inclusion, and offers arguments for why everyone, men and women, should be feminists in this way.

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson

The National Book Award, Newbery Honor and multiple Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through 50 illuminating poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" atomic bomb era and the Feminist Movement.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Witnessing a series of sexist incidents at her high school, an exasperated teen takes a page from her former Riot Grrrl mom's past and creates an anonymous feminist zine (magazine) that triggers a revolution in her small-town Texas high school. By the author of The Truth About Alice. Simultaneous eBook.

BRAZEN: Rebel Ladies who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting it Done by Andrea Gonzales

Explores the lives of Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two girls who used their knowledge of computer programming to create a video game called "Tampon Run" in order to fight back against girls being shamed for having periods. Their game went viral, and soon Andrea and Sophie found themselves invited to high-profile tech companies, where they learned from innovative female tech founders about the inner workings of the tech industry.

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz

Presents a collection of short biographies of notable American women representing each letter of the alphabet, from Angela Davis and Billie Jean King to Yuri Kochiyama and Zora Neale Hurston.

GSA Book Bag Sale $15

Support the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in their first fundraiser of the year. They will sell sturdy Book Bags for $15. It can hold up to 30 books! Book Sale begins the Monday after Spring Break, March 18 and end the following Friday, March 29. Stop by the Lobo Library to support the GSA. Buy a book bag!
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Spring Voter Registration Drive

If you are currently taking a U.S. Government class, representatives from Mi Familia Vota will be in your class on March 26th and 27th registering eligible students to vote. If you are not taking a Government class this semester and you are interested in registering to vote, stop by the library to pick up a Voter Registration Card.

Voter Eligibility:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
    Election Day.

Are you registered to vote?

To confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of three methods to perform a search at this website: Am I Registered to Vote?

  • Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;
  • Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;
  • Your first and last name.

Good luck to our Name That Book Team!

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NTB Preliminary Competition

The Chavez HS Name That Book team will be competing March 27th against other high schools in the district. The preliminary competition will be aired LIVE and will take place at MC Williams Middle School. The final competition will take place on March 29th at HMW Educational Support building. Our team consists of the following Chavez HS students: Samantha Rios (12th grade), Dora Delvillar (10th grade), Tsedaye Abenet (10th grade), Ana Teresa Hipolito (12th grade), and Alondra Landaverde (12th grade).

If you are interested in joining next year's team, stop by the library and look for Ms. Saldivar!

Good luck NTB team!

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Contact Information

Christy Saldivar, Librarian

Estela Romero, Library Clerk

Library Hours

Open every day during school hours.

After School: Monday -- Thursday, 4 pm to 5 pm

Before School: Every Day, 7:45 am to 8:20 am