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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the Native American Education Library! The library focuses on resources from the Native American perspective. We offer book sets as well as a general collection available for check out by SPS teachers, librarians, staff and students. We have a variety of books for all reading levels--elementary and middle school, young adult and adult as well as teaching resources. Teachers are encouraged to use the collection with Common Core reading curriculum.

    To explore the collection, browse the Library's online catalog and Destiny Discover Collections, a compilation of websites, videos, interactive media and other resources about Native Americans:


    Black History Month

    In recognition of Black History Month, we've created an online collection of webpages, videos, articles and books about Black History Month and Black Indians, people of mixed African and Native American ancestry. We're also highlighting books in our collection: Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage and Proudly Red and Black: Stories of African and Native Americans, both written by William Loren Katz.

    Black Indians book coverProudly Red and Black book cover


    Author visit: Joseph Bruchac

    Joseph Bruchac, a Nulhegan Abenaki author of more than 120 books for children and adults, visited Dearborn Park Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, John Rogers Elementary, Licton Springs K-8, Olympic Hills Elementary and Orca K-8 in January. His book, Skeleton Man, is one of this year's Global Reading Challenge titles. Thank you to The Seattle Public Library for bringing him to visit students at Seattle Public Schools!  Read about Joseph Bruchac's Licton Springs K-8 visit.

    Chandra Hampson, Superintendent Denise Juneau, Joseph Bruchac, Gail Morris

    Photo, left to right: Chandra Hampson, School Board Director; Superintendent Denise Juneau; Joseph Bruchac, Nulhegan Abenaki author; and Gail Morris, Native American Education Program Manager visit Licton Springs K-8.


    SPS Librarians Visit the Library

    In February, Seattle Public School high school librarians held their monthly meeting in the Native American Education Library. SPS teachers and staff are welcome to schedule a time for groups to use the library. If interested, please contact Gail Morris or the librarian, Renée Remlinger-Tee.

    Seattle Public Schools High School Librarians


    What's new in the library?

    Recently, we've added multiple copies and book sets of popular titles such as There There by Tommy Orange, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Young Water Protectors: A Story about Standing Rock by Aslan and Kelly Tudor, Trickster: Native American Tales, a graphic novel collection by multiple Native American authors, and many more titles.

    Hours & Contact Information

    Hours:

    By appointment during hours below. Please email the librarian to schedule a visit. 

    Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
    Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., exceptions below:

    • Feb. 27th: CLOSED
    • March 5th: 12:00-3:30 p.m.
    • March 12th: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Mondays & Fridays: CLOSED


    Location:

    Native American Education Library 
    Meany Middle School Room #46, Mailstop CD-139 
    301 - 21st Ave. E.,
    Seattle, WA 98112

    Librarian: Renée Remlinger-Tee

    Phone: 206-413-2183


    Questions?

    Please email Gail Morris, Native American Education Program Manager, or librarian Renée Remlinger-Tee.


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