Thank you to SMHS students who participated in our Black History Month Reading Challenge. Click on the image below below to read about the books recommended by students.
Click the link to open slides in a new tab: Student Recommended Books by Black Authors
Read and Recommend a Book to Win a Gift Card!
In honor of Black History Month, you are invited to read a book by a Black author. Next, share the title, author, and what you like about the book. Click the button below to tell us about your book.
Student book recommendations will be published anonymously (without names) on this website and five lucky readers will win gift cards to Starbucks or Blenders in the Grass.
We will draw the names of the student winners on March 1. You are welcome to share more than one book.
African American Collection from TeachingBooks: Browse the collection of books by African American authors showcased on TeachingBooks. Click on different books to learn more about each one. You might find author interviews, audio excerpts, videos, reviews and suggestions for "like books" or similar titles. Check out the resources available for these highly recommended titles (also available in the SMHS Library):
Ms. P's Fav YA Books by Black Authors: Thank you to English teacher Nicole Powers for creating this list. Luckily, the SMHS Library has print versions of every title.
How to Get Books:
Do you want to read one of these fabulous books?
Click this link to learn how to check out books during distance learning.
If you prefer digital options--
If you would like to pick up your textbooks by appointment, complete this form: SMHS Textbook Request
After you submit the form, wait for an email from the library to set up a day and time.
Llene éste formulario si quiere hacer una cita para recoger sus libros: SMHS solicitud de libros
Después de completar el formulario, espere para un correo electrónico de la biblioteca para hacer una cita.
Click the link to open 3 Ways to Get Books in a new tab.
Not Sure What to Read? Click the #ReadWoke slides below for some ideas.
Having trouble viewing? Click the link to open Check Out Books for Winter Break.
November is National Native American Awareness Month. Click the link to out more about the event. If you are on campus, take a look at the book display facing the quad to glimpse some of the Native American / Indigenous authors we have in our SMHS library collection. Don't forget you can still Check Out Library Books, even during distance learning.
Teachers, click the link to find lessons and primary sources from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery of Art, and more. Also, check out this lesson designed by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art: A Closer Look: The Buffalo Hunter. For more lessons by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, click SBMA Teacher Resources.
October is LGBTQ+ History Month! To celebrate, browse through our collection books with LBGTQ+ characters, authors, and/or themes:
To learn more, click the link to the King's Page article by Olivia Miller about Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month!
October 19 - 23, 2020
For this year's Digital Citizenship Week, spend some time thinking about the role digital media plays in all of our lives.
Some questions to consider are--
Here are some tools to spark conversation about digital citizenship (thank you to librarian, Sherri Bryan, from Santa Barbara High School):