AnHS Library News and Resources

October 2021

Parent & Student Newsletter October 2021

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The Global Read Aloud for Elatsoe Begins October 29th!

Alongside other people from around the world, we will be reading Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, discussing each book section on Zoom, and then posting our #GRA21 @anhs_lib comments on Twitter or @librarygirl7801 comments on Instagram. In addition, and for historical context, we will also read and discuss some excerpts from An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Debbie Reese. The Global Read Aloud begins October 29th and runs for four weeks through December 3rd.

Reading & Zoom (3-4pm) Schedule:

Week 1 (10/29-11/4): Chapters 1-9 + Indigenous Week 1 Excerpts, Zoom November 5

Week 2 (11/5-11/11): Chapters 10-18 + Indigenous Week 2 Excerpts, Zoom November 12

Week 3 (11/12-11/18): Chapters 19-27 + Indigenous Week 3 Excerpts, Zoom November 19

Week 4 (11/19-12/2): Chapters 28-36 + Indigenous Week 4 Excerpts, Zoom December 3

In order to listen to the book being read aloud, we will have the audiobook available to those who join our GRA Book Club. Note: All audiobook and excerpt links can only be accessed by RJUHSD students and staff using their accounts.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following Google Form by October 28, 2021. Zoom and audiobook links will be emailed out to students and staff on October 29, 2021. If you are interested in joining the YA GRA Facebook Group, that is also available.

If you want to encourage your students to participate, please share this Google Form with them!

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

"LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources" (Equality Forum, 2021).

Excellent support resources for LGBTQIA+ teens


The Trevor Project

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Gender Health Center

Want to suggest some great LGBTQ+ YA books to students? Check out our Read Your World: LGBTQIA+ Voices Collection

Digital Archives for LGBTQ+ History

Online Archive and Exhibit of American LGBT magazines
An archive of U.S. gay and lesbian magazines from the 1950s and 1960s, featuring annotated bibliographies, digitized materials and more than 1,000 items — including photos, letters to the editor, op-eds, feature stories, news stories and advertisements — from Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East; and Russia, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Digital Transgender Archive
An online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings related to transgender history. The term transgender is used to refer to a broad and inclusive range of non-normative gender practices. The archive brings together a trans-historical and trans-cultural collection of materials related to trans-ing gender. The collection is built by more than 20 different archives and organizations from around the world.

GLBT Historical Society Archives
Collections of the GLBT Historical Society that are accessible online, including personal papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.

Sac Public Library's LGBTQ+ Resources

Barcode/Username: 23029091921439 PIN: 2004

LGBTQ Magazine Archive
Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community.

LGBTQ Studies in Video
A cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history.

LGBTQ Thought and Culture
Resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.

Technology Tips and Tools

Curated Tech Tools

Check out the Library Webpage or Symbaloo for a collection of favorite technology applications in the classroom. From presentations to organization, videos to comics, photos to avatars, the opportunities are limitless for you and your students.
Black Film Archive

The Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming.

Teacher's Lounge

Collaborate with Your Teacher-Librarian

Please reach out to me if you would like me to curate resources for your classes; provide research, news literacy, and/or digital literacy instruction for your students; run a book club or lit circle connected to your course content; create student tutorials; book talk some new YA titles; provide technology support for students; and/or help students find independent reading books. I am here to support you and your students. Click here for a sampling of what I can support you with!

Please let me know how I can help you and your students by filling out the following Collaboration Google Form. I will follow up with you based on your preferences. If you prefer to email me or stop by the library, that is fine too!

Password Resets

If students are having problems with their passwords, please email Amanda Scuka at with their first and last name, their grade level, and their student id number. She will be able to reset it for them. If Amanda is out for the day, you can email Lindsay Jordan at or me at as a backup.

Additionally, students can email the Technology Help Desk directly at

Bookshare and Read & Write for Students with IEPs or a 504 Plan

Any students with 504 or IEPs can access all of their materials in ebook, audiobook, or large print form. Bookshare has an immense collection that includes most textbooks and thousands of free fiction and non-fiction reading materials.

Any teachers or counselors that want to set a student up with Bookshare just needs to let me know who the student is, whether they are on a 504 or an IEP plan, and what their disability is. I can set up an account for the student and assign specific textbooks or reading books or even an entire reading list based on a students' interests (ex. sports books, graphic novels, reluctant reader books, etc...) in about 5 minutes. After setting up an account for the student, I can then share their login credentials with them as well as my tutorials for how to get started accessing their books.

You can email me the student's information, or you can fill out the Bookshare Enrollment Google form for your student(s).

Students with IEPs also have access to the Premium edition of the Read & Write App through the District's site license. I have tutorials for them on how to use the app, and I can also Zoom with them to show them how to use the app in real time if they need any extra help getting started.

Here is the link to my Bookshare and Read & Write App tutorials on my website. Just scroll down to the resource you are interested in.

Chromebook Help for Students

If your students are having problems with their CBs, have them go to this link for help! Students will fill out a Google Form and pick a day to come to the Library and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.

Cameron's Collection

Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to health and wellness support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends! Students can go to to access the link and password for the eBooks, or they can access them through the Library webpage. Thank you for promoting these important resources! Note: Students must be logged into their school account to access the password's document.


Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document. Note: Students must be logged into their school account to access the password's document.

How to Research on ABC Clio Social Science Database

Access student help tutorials for ABC Clio here.

How-to at the AnHS Library

Access student help tutorials for database and Internet searching suggestions or for how to use specific apps, etexts, and our online library catalog. Instructions on accessing current events articles from Gale and WebPath Express are also included.


Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID 2843 and password lewis (Note: this login now requires a year long free trial to access). Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.

Access to the Sac Bee through the Sac Library

Sacramento Library (Scroll down to Sac Bee)

Apply online for an eCard to access long term or use the following temporary login

Barcode/Username: 23029091921439

PIN: 2004