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GHS Library Celebrates Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month

May 2024

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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 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the development of our nation check out this link Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month or this link History Channel: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 

AAPI Heritage Month Display 2024

 

Check out some great AAPI history books, biographies and novels from our Library today!
 

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

 

 


AP Test Prep Guidebooks in our Library

 Spring 2024
 

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Need help with studying for the upcoming AP tests? Our GHS Library has test guidebooks for every AP course offered at Gresham High. Why buy a guidebook when you can borrow one for free? Check out one of these test prep guides today!
 

 

 


GHS Library Celebrates National Arab American
Heritage Month

April 2024

April is National Arab American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of Arab Americans to the development of our nation, you can click on this link: https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/arab-american-heritage-month

 

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Check out some great books from Arab American authors from our Library today!

 

 


GHS Library Celebrates National Women's History Month

March 2024

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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/
 

For some great related reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - National Women's History Month
 
 
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Check out some great women's history books, biographies and novels from our Library today!

 
 
 

GHS Library Celebrates National Music in
Our Schools Month

March 2024

March is National Music in Our School's Month! To find out more about this official month-long celebration of music and music education in our nation's schools, you can click on this link: https://nafme.org/programs/miosm/
 

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Want to learn how to play the guitar? Learn about the history of hip hop? Read a great music related novel? Check out these great music books from our Library display today!

 


GHS Library Celebrates African American History Month

February 2024

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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 GHS Library also has some great books about African American experiences that you pick up in our Library. Check out our African American History Month Display for some great novels and nonfiction titles today!

Check out this list of 50 YA Books You Need to Read - Especially During Black History Month from Epic Reads!
 
 
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Check out some great African American history books, biographies and novels from our Library today!
 
 
 

Great Books on Screen 2023 Contest Winners

December 15th, 2023

The winners of the Great Books on Screen 2023 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.

Chloe Mezo - Marvel-Verse: Captain Marvel graphic novel
Ben Graham - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Emily Campa - The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon

Aubrey Raupe - The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

 

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Photo of 2023 GHS Library contest winner

 

Photo of 2023 GHS Library contest winner


 


Great Books on Screen 2023 Contest!

November-December 2023
 

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To celebrate the 2023 big-screen and streaming adaptations of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Marvels, Five Nights at Freddy's and Lockwood & Co., 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 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

One copy of the graphic novel Marvel-Verse: Captain Marvel

One copy of Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon

One copy of The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) by Jonathan Stroud


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 our 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 15, so get down to our Library and checkout a great book today!

 


GHS Library Celebrates Veterans Day

November 2023

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. 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, Ms. Sadewasser and Mr. Jacobsen 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. 

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.

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell - Four US Navy SEALS departed one night in 2005 for the Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that followed.

American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm by Gail Buckley - A moving tribute to the military’s unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home front.

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.

Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad by Robert Asahina - An excellent history that chronicles the Japanese American combat participation in World War II in the segregated US Army infantry units of the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. In time these units merged and, exhibiting formidable mastery of infantry combat, compiled a combat record in Italy and France that it would be an understatement to call distinguished.

 


GHS Library Celebrates National Native American
Heritage Month

November 2023

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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://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/native-american-authors

 
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Check out some great Native American history books, biographies and novels from our Library today!

 
 

Banned Books Week

October 1 - October 7 2023

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October 1st through October 7th 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 on-line events and activities.

What were the most challenged books of 2022? Check this list of the Ten Most Challenged Books of 2022 from the American Library Association.

 


GHS Library Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 2023

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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 Heritage 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 many great novels from Hispanic and Latino American authors that you can check out. These novels include such titles as All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil, The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez, 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. You can find them in print and eBook form in our Destiny Catalog.


 

GHS 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!

 


GHS Library Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

June 2023

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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 find out more about them in our Destiny Catalog.

LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel Madrone
LGBTQ in America by Barbara Sheen
What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (eBook)
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Ask the Passengers  by A.S. King

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt (eBook)
Release by Patrick Ness

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (eBook)
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Girls Like Me by Tanya Savory (eBook)



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

 


 

Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading

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If you are looking to do some quality reading after hours, 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!

 


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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Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS

March 10th 2017

Through the efforts of Ms. 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 Matthew Desmond at GHS Library (B)


 


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!
 

Author Veronica Roth speaking to GHS Students (A)

 

Author Veronica Roth speaking to GHS Students (B)


Photos taken by Mr. Brad Cook

 


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 the near future!
 

Gresham High School History display