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    Welcome to Seattle Public Schools' Native American Education Library! We offer resources focused on Native American and Alaska Native perspectives. Explore our online collections—a compilation of websites, videos, interactive media and other resources for students, families and educators—and browse our online library catalog

    National Poetry Month poster April is National Poetry Month—the perfect time to discover Native American poets, read their poetry, and learn about their creative contributions to the literary world. We've gathered a selection of poetry-related resources for you to enjoy:

    Poet Showcase:

    Joy Harjo (Muscogee), U.S. Poet Laureate:

    Photo of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy HarjoImage of book cover, An American SunriseImage of book cover, For a Girl BecomingImage of book cover, Crazy Braveimage of book Secrets of the Center of the World

    Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur D'Alene):

    Sherman Alexieimage of book What I've Stolenimage of book First Indian on the Moonimage of book Faceimage of book One Stick Song

    Joseph Bruchac (Nulhegan Abenaki):

    Joseph BruchacImage of book Under Sky Bear's Feetimage of book Circle of Thanksimage of book 13 Moons on Turtle's Back

    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.

    Author visit: Joseph Bruchac

    Joseph Bruchac, a Nulhegan Abenaki author of more than 150 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

    Seattle Public School librarians are holding meetings in the Native American Education Library to explore the collection and share ideas for helping teachers and students use our resources. SPS teachers and staff are welcome to schedule a time to use the library for meetings. If interested, please contact Gail Morris or the librarian, Renée Remlinger-Tee.

    Photo of SPS High School Librarians
    Photo of SPS Elementary Librarians

    Top photo, SPS high school librarians (pictured left to right): Claire Scott (Lincoln), TuesD Chambers (Ballard), Liz Crouse (Nathan Hale), Tyson Manzin (Garfield), Quinn Longhurst (Franklin), Luke Azinger (Sealth), Betty Brennan (Ingraham), Deb Gallaher (Roosevelt), Darcy Brixey (SPS Library Program Manager)

    Bottom photo, SPS elementary school librarians (pictured left to right): Kevin McNew (Leschi), Danae Powers (McGilvra), J.K. Burwell (Graham Hill), Kathleen Gillespie (John Stanford), Linda Nakagawa (Lafayette), Craig Seasholes (Dearborn Park), Benjamin Davis (Martin Luther King Jr., Brighton), Michael Zetterberg (Thurgood Marshall)

    Contact Information


    During the closure, please email our librarian: Renée Remlinger-Tee

    Library Address:

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

    Check Out Materials

    We offer book sets as well as a general collection available for check out by Seattle Public School 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. Please contact our librarian to check out materials.


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

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