Now that you’ve heard about them, let us know, what do YOU intend to read this summer?
If you visit one of 11 Seattle Public Library branches on certain days after school, you’ll witness something amazing: seemingly ordinary, mild-mannered citizens put on capes and tights and transform into superheroes.
Title: Lakota Woman
Summary: Lakota Woman tells the true story of Mary Crow Dog’s life during the Second Ghost Dance and the beginning of the American Indian Movement (AIM) during the 1970s. Mary grows from someone with little to live for that wanders the country to a strong, independent woman.
I started reading it because… it was assigned in school.
I kept reading because… it showed a glimpse into a life so different from my own that I was fascinated. I learned so much about Native American culture and their life styles that I just wanted to keep on learning more.
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Become a feminist leader.
Six Word Recap: Indian Woman becoming strong and empowered.
This book reminded me of books by Sherman Alexie. He too reveals the harsh facts of how Native Americans really live their lives.
Interesting fact: In the sequel, some of the transformations Mary made are reversed.
Roxy, Northeast Teen Adviser
Don’t know how to shut down your new Windows 8 PC? Are you having trouble learning how to program in Java in your AP Computer Science class? Do you want to learn about what’s ahead for you if you want to pursue a computer/technology oriented career? Then Safari Tech Books, courtesy of The Seattle Public Library, is a great resource for you.
For Memorial Day, here are four books about young soldiers in different periods of American history. Thanks to all those who serve.
Sharpshooter, by Chris Lynch
Ivan has never backed down from a fight, and is eager to enlist in the Army to fight in Vietnam, but he soon discovers that this war is different from the one his father fought.
Sunrise over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers
Robin joins the Civil Affairs unit at the beginning of the Iraq War, thinking he’ll be home in just a few months, but the conflict stretches out ahead of him.
Operation Oleander, by Valerie O. Patterson
Jess and her friends establish the Order of the Oleander to collect supplies for an orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, where two of their parents are deployed, but when disaster strikes and many blame the Order, Jess must find a way to go on.
A Soldier’s Secret, by Marissa Moss
Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Based on the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds.
Stop by NewHolly from 12-2 for “Getting There By Bike” a fun workshop full of tips and tricks for effective biking.
Have you ever thought “There’s got to be another way” as you sat in traffic? Do you want to start biking to the store or work? Then this workshop is for you! Come hang out with Morgan Scherer of FamilyBike Seattle to learn more about using bikes to get where you need to go in the city — both as an individual and as a family.
Biking for transportation can be safe, fun, practical, inexpensive and good for the environment. We’ll discuss the benefits and barriers to getting started, as well as provide inspiration and information to help you enjoy biking more.
In this discussion-oriented workshop, you’ll learn about:
– Choosing the right bike for you
– Bike riding with kids
– Traffic laws and safety
– Route planning: finding flatter and calmer routes
– What to do when it rains
– Carrying your stuff
Or, you can go to Ballard at the same time (12-2) for “Bicycle Maintenance” where you’ll get an overview of basic bicycle parts and learn about basic bicycle maintenance.
Bring your bike to class — maintenance expert Alex will give you suggestions on fixing your bike.
This Bicycle Maintenance class is offered in partnership with volunteers from the Bikery Collective.