Lobo Library News

January Edition

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PRIDE Month @chsLOBOlibrary

LGBTQ YA Novels in your school library!

It's the end of the rainbow and you will find yourself at the Chavez Lobo Library promoting LGBTQ Pride. Pride month is officially celebrated during the month of June, but in the land of the Lobos, we celebrate Pride in January. Pride is the "positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender noncomformity" (Wikipedia, 2019). Below is a list of books currently in our library ready for you to check out:

Speak No Evil, a novel by Uzodonma Iweala.

An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man's sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a novel by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, a novel by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity-and that of his pen pal-will be revealed.

Ask the Passengers, a novel by A. S. King

Imagining that she is sending love to passengers in airplanes flying overhead, Astrid Jones, a teen from a small town torn by gossip and narrow-mindedness, struggles with her family's dysfunction and hides her love for another girl.

As I Descended, a novel by Robin Talley

Maria and Lily are their school's ultimate power couple, even if their relationship is a total secret. But campus superstar Delilah Dufrey threatens to dismantle everything they have. Determined to get Maria the prestigious Kingsley Prize scholarship so the two can attend college together, Lily and Maria will stop at nothing to unseat Delilah. But when the action turns deadly, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, a novel by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

A male-to-female trans teen, Jess, and her male best friend, Chunk, take a road trip across country to attend Jess's father's wedding to her mother's former best friend.

Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 4:30-5:30pm

Chavez HS Library

There will be an onsite training to become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar. This training is exclusively for the Chavez HS community. This means we can invite our friends and family who are also interested.

  • Requirements: (1st) You must be at least 18 years of age and (2nd) registered to vote before attending this training.

  • Voter Registration Mail-In Forms are available in the library.

If you are unsure of your voter registration status, click here: Am I Registered to Vote?

If interested, please RSVP!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Remembering our loved ones.

Recently our Chavez community experienced the tremendous loss of two members from the class of 2019, Benjamin Martinez and Emily Gonzalez. To process our feelings of grief and sorrow, some of us listen to music, some of us write our thoughts in a journal, and others like to read. Below is a list of books currently in the Chavez Lobo Library dealing with teens and grief. Please look for Ms. Saldivar for any assistance in finding the books.

Here is the number for Grief Recovery Helpline if you feel the need to talk to someone after school hours: 1-800-445-4808.

How to Save a Life, a novel by Sara Zarr

Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.

The Great American Whatever, a novel by Tim Federle

Struggling to move forward with his own life after his sister's death, sixteen-year-old Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, attends his first college party, where he falls in love with a young man who inspires his healing.

We are the Ants, a novel by Shaun David Hutchinson

Aliens have given Henry 144 days to decide whether to push a button that will prevent Earth's destruction. But after his boyfriend's suicide, Henry's not sure the world is worth saving.

Boy in the Black Suit, a novel by Jason Reynolds

Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother's death and his father's descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness.

There Will Come a Time, a novel by Carrie Arcos

Overwhelmed by grief and guilt after his twin sister Grace's accidental death, seventeen-year-old Mark Santos is persuaded by his best friend to complete the "bucket list" from Grace's journal.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a novel by Ericka L. Sánchez

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.

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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