MARCH is Women's History Month!

Read Across America March 2nd & Wagman Author Visit March 11

Read Across America is on Monday, March 2nd in the SUHI Library!

Monday, March 2nd, 7:30am-2:30pm

2900 Highland Avenue

National City, CA

We are celebrating Read Across America again in the SUHI Library! We love to celebrate READING! We're wearing Red & White to show our school spirit, too!

You're welcome to stop by to hear the voices of students read in both Spanish and English. We also have special guest readers stopping by to join in our Reading celebration. It is not too late to join the list of guest readers. Please stop by to talk with me and I'll add you to the schedule.

Schedule for Monday, March 2nd:

Welcome by Ms. Maribel Gavin, Principal 7:35 am

Ms. Gonzales students will be reading Periods 1, 4, & 6th. Ms. Camacho's students plan to participate periods 1, 2, & 4. Mr. Nunez 3rd Period, Ms. Estrada 5th Period, and Ms. Schreier 6th Period. You are welcome to join us in the library or you can promote Reading in your classrooms. Remember: Reading is the foundation to success in school and life!

Note: There will be crafts available to keep students who need them occupied in the Art Makerspace near the Front windows near the sofa.

Please join us or encourage Reading in your classroom!

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Brown, Teacher Librarian


CHECK OUT THE LEARNING EXPRESS RESOURCES FOR TEST PREP THROUGH THE NATIONAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY. YOU CAN ACCESS THEIR ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FREE WITH A LIBRARY CARD. THEY HAVE AP CHEM, AP ENGLISH & COMP, AP BIOLOGY, AP US HISTORY, ETC. Note: we are working on an e-Card with National City Public Library that may be ready to be implemented in April when we return from Spring Break. In the meantime, we are informing you about Learning Express to save you $ money.


Seniors Stop By the Library for a Check- Up!

Hello Seniors,

As you get ready to leave please make sure that you have turned in your textbooks from previous school years. Please check your school email for updates. We send out weekly reminders. Note: we clear FOUR systems including Textbook Tracker (e.g. Textbooks), Alexandria (Library books) Infinite Campus (e.g. fees from Granger or NCM schools, and Mobile Device Tracker - MDT (laptops/iPads). If you have outstanding fees at Granger or National Middle School. Please take care of it now with them. Don't wait! Your record has to be CLEAR in order for us to sign your Senior Clearance for the library. The Senior Clearance dates are: May 19, May 20, and May 21st. Please bring CASH only to pay debts! No checks! Note: we eliminated overdue fines like the San Diego Public Library. Please return overdue library books!


OverDrive/SORA Contest is happening now. READ! READ! READ! Must Use SORA app & it will track your participation.

We'll select (3) Lucky Winners who have the top three highest Reading scores during the contest. Good Luck! Mrs. Brown, Librarian

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She Persisted

This book by Chelsea Clinton is simply wonderful. Ms. Clinton highlights 13 American women in this picture book biography. It is a fast read that every woman young and old should read. She includes women of color like Sonia Sotomayor, Harriet Tubman, Claudett Colvin, Maria Tallchief, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Oprah Winfrey. It is awesome!
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MARCH 8th International Women's Day #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

2020 Theme: "An equal world is an enabled world."

How will you help forge a gender equal world?

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Source: International Women's Day website

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Guest Teacher & Author - Ms. Marlene Wagman-Geller will present in the SUHI Library for Women's History Month!

Wednesday, March 11th, 12-12:30pm

2900 Highland Avenue

National City, CA

Come out to hear and cheer on Ms. Marlene Wagman, Teacher & Author. Please support our very own author while eating your lunch. Ms. Wagman will share her passion for writing and this might inspire you to try your hand at writing, too! Remember SUHI, we support family! Stop by and show our very own author and teacher your love and support!

Thank you for making this an awesome event for our Book Club students, too!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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The WOMEN in our life FEED us in many ways!

This book is a new addition to Sweetwater Library. It is an award winning picture book that tells how one woman feeds her community through her generosity by sharing her delicious stew. Women are strong and provide nurturing in our communities. Please check out our new books featuring women, too!

Happy Women's History Month! Mrs. Brown, Teacher Librarian

Additional Resources for Women's History Month

Websites from World Book Online Student to Support Women's History Month!

Note: Selected magazine articles provided by EBSCO Content Solutions. World Book is not responsible for the content of sites other than its own.

Women History Month workshop held on financial literacy.

New York Amsterdam News, 5/22/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 20, p31, 0p

Cicely Tyson honored during Womens History Month at Rubys Vintage.

New York Amsterdam News, 4/4/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 14, p8, 0p

Alelia Murphy, 113, honored during Womens History Month.

New York Amsterdam News, 3/28/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 13, p9, 0p

African Diaspora International Film Fest celebrates Womens History Month March 29-31.

New York Amsterdam News, SANDOVAL, LAPACAZO, SHRIAN, ART, 3/28/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 13, p16, 0p

Espaillat introduces resolution recognizing Womens History Month & labor contributions.

New York Amsterdam News, JOHNSON, STEPHON, 3/21/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p10, 0p

Schomburg holds tribute to Nina Simone.

New York Amsterdam News, 3/14/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 11, p20, 1p

March is Womens History Month.

New York Amsterdam News, GREER, CHRISTINA, 3/7/2019, Vol. 110 Issue 10, p13, 0p

Proclamation 9847--Womens History Month, 2019.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 3/1/2019, p1, 2p

Betl Basaran on Womens Rights In the Ottoman Empire.

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Pasquini, Elaine, Jun/Jul2018, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p48, 0p

Mid-Manhattan NAACP branch celebrates Womens History Month.

New York Amsterdam News, 4/26/2018, Vol. 109 Issue 17, p8, 0p

Working women show the way.

New York Amsterdam News, Gresham, George, 3/1/2018, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p10, 2p

Proclamation 9702--Womens History Month, 2018.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, TRUMP, DONALD J., 2/28/2018, p1, 2p

National activism in wake of missing DC girls.

New York Amsterdam News, ARINDE, NAYABA, 3/30/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 13, p1, 2p

The Cosmopolitan Review.

New York Amsterdam News, DeLaney Mitchell, Yvonne, 3/30/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 13, p8, 0p

Negro Business and Professional Womens Club History Month celebration.

New York Amsterdam News, 3/30/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 13, p8, 0p

Adam/ Belgrave, Chapin film, Altura at Jazz Gallery, Womens History Month.

New York Amsterdam News, SCOTT, RON, 3/9/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 10, p25, 0p

Women are on the front lines.

New York Amsterdam News, Gresham, George, 3/2/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p10, 2p

This Womens History Month Moment Brought to you by.

New York Amsterdam News, Powell, Faye Blakely, 3/2/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p15, 0p

Talking SCHOP! Red Rooster honors women of color chefs for Black History Month.

New York Amsterdam News, HARRIS, KYSHA, 2/9/2017, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p28, 0p

Remarks at a Womens History Month Reception.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 3/30/2016, p1, 4p

Proclamation 9088--Womens History Month, 2014.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, OBAMA, BARACK, 3/1/2014, p1, 2p

Remarks at a Womens History Month Reception.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 3/31/2013, p1, 3p

Remarks at a Womens History Month Reception.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, Obama, Barack, 3/18/2013, p1, 3p

Proclamation 8935--Womens History Month, 2013.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, OBAMA, BARACK, 2/28/2013, p1, 2p

Proclamation 8780--Womens History Month, 2012.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 3/1/2012, p1, 2p

Proclamation 8630--Womens History Month, 2011.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, Obama, Barack, 2/28/2011, p1, 2p

Proclamation 8481--Womens History Month, 2010.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, Obama, Barack H., 3/2/2010, p1, 2p

Proclamation 8351--Womens History Month, 2009.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, OBAMA, BARACK, 3/3/2009, p1, 2p

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SORA APP is Open 24/7 during Vacations You Can Access the Library Virtually!

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platforms for libraries and OverDrive Education is the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, both offering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video. As a 100% digital company serving 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide, OverDrive combines technology with content to support learning and reading in the classroom, library and home. With an easy-to-use central platform, students get the right titles at the right time, online or offline, on all major devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only). Founded in 1986, OverDrive and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Name: Mrs. Barbara Chappell-Brown

School/library: Sweetwater High School Library
Phone number: (619) 474-9730



2020 RISE: A Feminist Booklist for Young Readers!

Source: School Library Journal

by Kara Yorio
Feb 18, 2020 | Filed in News & Features

Rise: A Feminist Book Project For Ages 0-18—formerly known as the Amelia Bloomer Project—has released its Top 10 list for 2020. The group, which is part of the Feminist Task Force (FTF) of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association, annually releases the best feminist books for young readers.

This year's choices are:

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Tonya Engel

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly

A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy illustrated by Kayla Harren

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins

Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

Surviving the City, Vol. 1 by Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan

Rise also offers a longer list of feminist fiction and nonfiction recommendations from early readers to YA.

The organization's name change was explained on the website: "This year, the committee was made aware that, though Amelia Bloomer had a platform as a publisher, she refused to speak against the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 (Simmons). SRRT and FTF believe librarians and libraries must work to correct social problems and inequities with particular attention to intersectionality, feminism, and deliberate anti-racism.

"As a result, the committee unanimously voted in favor of a name change. Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18, reflects the diversity and inclusion for which feminism as a whole — and this committee specifically—strives."

Read the full announcement of the inaugural Rise list below:

We are now Rise: A Feminist Book Project for ages 0-18.

It’s time to remember. Read. Reflect. Rage. Reclaim. Resolve. Rebuild.

It’s time to inspire. Imagine. Illuminate. Ignite. Innovate.

It’s time to speak. Sing. Shout. Support. Smash. Slay.

It’s time to engage. Enrich. Enlighten. Elevate. Elect. Empathize. Expand.

With Laurie Halse Anderson’s Shout and Laura Ruby’s Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, we remember. We reflect on things that have been taken. We rage against it, and we reclaim it. We resolve to recognize our fear and step out of our comfort zones; as Alice Tapper says in Raise My Hand: “I want to raise my hand, but sometimes it’s too scary.” But we challenge ourselves to do it anyway.

In What Do You Do With a Voice Like That (Barton), we are inspired by Barbara Jordan’s voice and her determination to use it. We Set the Dark on Fire (Mejia) ignites the fight for ourselves and others. Strange Birds (Perez) demands institutional change. In Fighter in Velvet Gloves (Boochever) , we watch Elizabeth Peratrovich challenge systemic racism.

In I Am The Night Sky (Next Wave Muslim Initiative), we celebrate the importance of speaking up and out, but not over. “They didn’t ask, but I had to tell them, I had to tell them what I was, who I was, an act of remembrance” (Noor Saleem). Bri in On The Come Up (Thomas) learns to speak through verse and rhyme, finding her own identity and moving people to action.

In Make Trouble (Richards), we learn the importance of engaging with the world around us to elevate marginalized voices. Forward Me Back to You (Perkins) empowers us to validate our pain and embrace our future.

“We remember it and we honor it by making our own voices heard” (Barton, What Do You Do With a Voice Like That).

We rise.

Join us.