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    Great Books on Screen 2021 Contest!

    November-December 2021

     

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    To celebrate the 2021 big-screen and streaming adaptations of All The Bright Places, Moxie, Shang-Chi and There's Someone in Your House, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of the original novels that these four movies are based on.

    This year's four prizes include:

    One copy of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    One copy of Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

    One copy of the graphic novel Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang

    One copy of There's Someone in Your House by Stephanie Perkins


    To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from our Library during November/early December. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held December 8th, so get down to our Library and checkout a great book today!

     

     


    GHS Library celebrates Veterans Day

    November 2021

     

    During the month of November the GHS Library honors our staff and their families who have served in the United States Armed Forces with a Veterans Day display. This year's display is the first in our brand new facility. Come by the Library to see the contributions of some of our GHS staff or check out a great military history book today! Thank you to Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. Brittain, Mr. Castillo, Mr. Connell, Ms. Conroy, Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Sadewasser for participating in this year's celebration.

     

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    It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories From the American Revolution to Afghanistan edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow - This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words - from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Josette Dermody Wingo enlisted as a gunner’s mate in the navy in World War II to teach sailors to fire antiaircraft guns. Marine Barbara Dulinsky recalls serving under fire in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968, and Brooke King describes the aftermath of her experiences outside the wire with the army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs — generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and often at great personal peril.

    Patriots From the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II by David Gutierrez - As a child, Dave Gutierrez hung on every word his father recalled about his cousin Ramon, "El Sancudo", and his service in World War II, where he earned a Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, and escaped from the Germans twice. Later, Dave decided to find out more about his father's cousin, and he discovered that Ramon Gutierrez was a member of Company E, 141st Infantry, a part of the 36th "Texas" Division that was comprised entirely of Mexican Americans - the only such unit in the entire U.S. Army.

    War by Sebastian Junger - Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

    Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by J. Todd Moye - In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen - the country's first African American military pilots - historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave aviators in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fully participate in the U.S. war effort alongside whites at the beginning of World War II, African Americans - spurred on by black newspapers and civil rights organizations - compelled the U.S. Army Air Force to open its training programs to black pilots, despite the objections of its top generals. Thousands of young men came from every part of the country to Tuskegee, Alabama, to enter the program. By the end of the war, Tuskegee Airfield had become a small city populated by black mechanics, parachute packers, doctors, and nurses. Together, they helped prove that racial segregation of the fighting forces was so inefficient as to be counterproductive to the nation's defense.

    Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng - A concise history of how a group of Navajo Indians were recruited by the United States Marines Corps to create and employ an unbreakable secret code on the battlefields of the Pacific during World War II. Based on their own Navajo language, this code frustrated every effort by the Japanese to break it and helped the United States to secure victory in the Pacific.

     

     

     


    GHS Library Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

    November 2021


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    November is National Native American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the contributions of Native Americans to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

    Our Gresham High School Library also has some great novel and nonfiction book and eBook reads featuring Native American history, characters and themes. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
     
    Multnomah County Library has many titles by Native American authors. Check out this list of newly available books at MCL by Native American authors: https://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/215231105/1743164189
     
     
    Good Reads also has some great suggestions for Native American authors: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/native-american-authors
     
     
     
     
     

    Multnomah County Library Accounts for all GBSD Students

    2021

      

    Multnomah County Library offers many tens of thousands of book, eBook and eAudiobook titles along with extensive databases covering all subjects and interests. Now in partnership with Multnomah County Library, ALL GBSD students have their own MCL accounts! If you had a MCL account before, it was merged with this new account. If you didn't have a MCL account before, you now have an active MCL account.

    All student MCL Library Connect account numbers will look like this: 10XXXXXX. It's an eight digit number starting with 10 plus your six digit GBSD student ID number. You will use this account number to login to your on-line MCL account and to access MCL services.

    For brand new accounts your password is currently set to your birthday. It is an eight digit number made up of your birth day, month and year. For single digit days and months, you will need to add a zero to the start of those numbers to make up the complete eight digit number. So, if you were born March 3, 2019 it would look like this 03032019. If you were born December 15, 2019 it would like like this 12152019

    If you already had an active MCL account, your old account number and password will still work or you can use your new 10XXXXXX number. When using your new 10XXXXXX number, you can use your original MCL password to login.

    For more information on how to access your new student Multnomah County Library account and their extensive resources, check out this Youtube video explanation: MCL Library Connect for High School Students

    You can also learn more about these new accounts and how to manage them (including how to change your password) here: How to Use MCL Library Connect

     

     


    Banned Books Week

    September 26 - October 2 2021

     

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    September 26th through October 2nd is national Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read. Exercise your right to read by checking out a Library book today or pick up a Banned Books Week button at our GHS Library! Check out the Banned Book Week website for related Facebook and Twitter events with popular authors Jason Reynolds, Laurie Halse Anderson and Alex Gino.

     

    Watch this video about the Ten Most Challenged Books of 2020 from the American Library Association.

     

     


    GHS Library Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

    September 15 - October 15 2021


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    September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the contributions and cultures of both Hispanic and Latino Americans you can click on this link: National Hispanic American Month or this link: Hispanic Heritage Month - National Archives

    We currently have a display of related books to honor this month in our Library. See the photo below and check one out today!



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    Our GHS Library also has great novels from Hispanic and Latino American authors that you can check out from our Library or as eBooks remotely from home. These novels include such titles as All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil, The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez, The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacon, Don't Call Me Hero by Ray Villareal, Gabi - A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena, Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall and many more. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
     
     
     
     
     

    GHS Library Finally Opens!!!

    September 2021

     

    After many trials and tribulations, our newly renovated Gresham High Library is finally open to students again!!! Beginning September 13, our library will be up and open, but with some restrictions due to COVID 19 precautions. We will be limiting the number of students who can be in our Library at any one time and assigning seats and taking attendance. Masks will need to remain on at all times.

    There is still some work to be done and furniture to come to fully finish our new facility, but we are looking forward to hosting students and checking out real books again! Hope to see you soon!

     

     


    Library eBooks - 24/7 Summer Reading


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    If you are looking to do some quality reading over the summer, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!

    For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks

    To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia

    Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!

     

     

     


    Test Prep Guidebooks in our Library

     

     

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    Need help with studying for the PSAT, SAT, ACT or ASVAB tests? Our Gresham High School Library has many up-to-date test preparation books available for student use. We have test guidebooks for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and ASVAB tests that will help you to prepare and score higher. Why buy a guidebook when you can borrow one for free? Check out these test prep books from our Library today! 

     




    GHS Library celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

    June 2021

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    June is LGBTQ Pride Month! Find out more about this month long commemoration and celebration of LGBTQ activism and culture by clicking on this link: https://people.com/human-interest/pride-month-explained-pride-month-facts/
     
    Check out these great topical GHS Library books! You can look them up in our Destiny Catalog.

    LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel Madrone
    Gay Rights Movement (Essential Library of Social Change series) by by Stephanie Watson
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (eBook)
    Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
    Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
    It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt (eBook)
    More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (eBook)
    Far From You by Tess Sharpe
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
    The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
    Girls Like Me by Tanya Savory (eBook)
    Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

    For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - Multcolib Pride: LGBTQ Teens

     

     

     
     


    GHS Library celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 2021


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    May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of women to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/
     
    Check out these great GHS Library books by Asian American authors! You can look them up in our Destiny Catalog.

    Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
    Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
    A Step From Heaven by An Na
    I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
    The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
    American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
    When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II by Andrew Fukuda
    Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai
    Typical American by Gish Jen (eBook)
    Necessary Roughness by Gus Lee
    The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

    For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - We Only Had the Yellow Ranger: 14 Books on the Asian-American Experience
     
     
     
     

    GHS Library Celebrates National Women's History Month

    March 2021

     

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    March is National Women's History Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of women to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

    Check out these GHS Library eBook biographies of some of the most impactful women in American history!

    Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel
    Dolores Huerta by Richard Worth
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement by Deborah Kent
    Ellen Degeneres: Groundbreaking Television Star by Jennifer Lombardo
    Ellen Ochoa by Judy Hasday
    Gloria Steinem: Women's Liberation Leader by Erica Wittekind
    Michelle Obama: First Lady, Author and Activistby Kristen Rajczak Nelson
    Oprah Winfrey: Media Mogul and Philanthropist by Tatiana Ryckman
    Rosa Parks: A Biography by Joyce Ann Hanson
    Sally Ride: Astronaut by Joanne Mattern
    Sonia Sotomayor: First Latina Supreme Court Justice by John Albert Torres
    Wilma Rudolph by Jennifer Joline Anderson
     
    For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - National Women's History Month, 2021
     
     

     

     

     


    GHS Library Celebrates African American History Month

    February 2021


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    February is National African American History Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

    Our Barlow Library also has some great eBook reads by African American authors that you can access remotely from home. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
     
    These eBook titles include A la carte by Tanita S. Davis, Rebound by Kwame Alexander, A Girl Like Me by Ni Ni Simone, New Boy by Julian Houston and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz. Check one out today!

    Multnomah County Library has many titles by African American authors. Check out this list of recommended novels at MCL by and about African American people in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and northern California: https://multcolib.org/read/selected-fiction-black-pacific-northwest-collection
     
    If you prefer nonfiction, Multnomah County Library also has this list of recommended nonfiction titles by African American authors from the Northwest: https://multcolib.org/read/selected-nonfiction-black-pacific-northwest-collection

    If you are looking for incredible original documents related to the struggle for African American civil rights check out this free link from ProQuest: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States Website







    GHS Library celebrates Veterans Day (Remotely)

    November 2020

     

    Every year for the last 8 years, the GHS Library has honored our veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a Veterans Day display. Normally, we would be able to share this in person with all our patrons, but obviously, that can't happen right now. Instead, please click on this link to to a short video that showcases some great history reads and examples of gear commonly used by our military personnel over the decades. For explanations of the military artifacts, see below for more information. Please note that if you are using Google Chrome as your browser, this video will download first before you can view it. If using a browser like Firefox or Safari, it should just pop open and begin to immediately play!

     

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    The History Items:

     

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    Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest Winners

    December 4th, 2019

     

    The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2019 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.

    Julissa Cano - Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

    Analicia Gutierrez The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    Gavin HumeStranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

    Maria Marcelo Torres - The Call of the Wild by Jack London


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    Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest!

    November 2019

     

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    To celebrate the premiers of Stranger Things Season 3, The Sun is Also a Star, The Call of the Wild and Five Feet Apart, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of original novels from these four movie/streaming releases.

    This year's four prizes include:

    One copy of the novel Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

    One special edition of The Call of the Wild by Jack London

    One movie edition of the novel The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    One movie edition of the novel Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott


    To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during November. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held December 4th, so trek out to the Library in Room 415 and checkout a great book today!

     

     

     

     


    Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading


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    If you are looking to do some quality after-hours reading, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!

    For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks

    To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia

    Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!

     

     

     

     


    Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!

    Oct 9th 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham



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    On October 9th, 2017 at the East Hill Church in Gresham, best selling author Rick Riordan came to speak about his writing career and his many successful book projects. Brought here by the Clackamas Barnes & Noble book store, students, parents and staff of the Gresham-Barlow School District were able to attend this major author event and nine GHS students volunteered to help out with issuing autographed books, directing people to seats...etc... See below for photos of the event and our students in action!

    • Of the eight cities that comprised this tour that started at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gresham was the only city on the entire West Coast where he spoke.
    • Mr. Riordan started writing in order to satisfy his son's desire for Greek mythology after he ran out of actual Greek mythology to share with him.
    • Mr. Riordan worked as a middle school English teacher for fifteen years.
    • Mr. Riordan used kids and staff from his own classes and school as characters in his first novel.
    • Mr. Riordan was rejected by 13 of 14 publishers.
    • Mr. Riordan has approximately 35 million copies of his books in print in America alone!
    • His advice to young writers: Write a lot, read a lot and be persistent... If he had stopped writing after the first publisher rejection, or the fifth, or the tenth, where would he be now?

     

     

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    Gresham High School/Sam Barlow High School Book Fair!

    October 7th 2017



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    On Saturday, October 7th Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School held a book fair fundraiser for our libraries at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble book store. Customers who voiced their support for either school at the registers earned our schools a percentage of that purchase! Our library programs earned 25% of all sales during the fair to purchase books and needed resources for the students of Gresham High and Barlow High. A GHS and SBHS student art show will also be featured during the event. Thanks to all who supported our efforts to bring more resources to our high school students!

     

     

     


    Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS

    March 10th 2017

     

    Through the efforts of Mrs. Roberts, Multnomah County Library and many other local organizations, best selling author Matthew Desmond came to Gresham High to speak to our students about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Mr. Desmond spoke to students in our library about his work and his writing process. See below for pictures of this special event.




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    Author Veronica Roth Visits Gresham High School!

    February 29th 2016


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    New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Gresham High School on February 29th 2016! Creator of the wildly popular Divergent series of young adult novels, Ms. Roth held a presentation/Q&A session in our auditorium with our students and staff. Ms. Roth shared her insights on the writing process and the need to be persistent when pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Gresham High!

     


     
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    Library Celebrates Gresham High School History!

     

    The GHS Library staff have put together a special display of photos and artifacts that showcase the long and proud history of Gresham High School! See the photos below for a sample of what you could have seen in our original Library. New displays will go up in our new Library some time in 2021!


      Gresham High School History display