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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Win it Wednesday: Wilma's Way Home

 Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Wilma's Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller by Stacy McAnulty

As a child in Oklahoma, Wilma Mankiller experienced the Cherokee practice of Gadugi, helping each other, even when times were hard for everyone. But in 1956, the federal government uprooted her family and moved them to California, wrenching them from their home, friends, and traditions. Separated from her community and everything she knew, Wilma felt utterly lost until she found refuge in the Indian Center in San Francisco. There, she worked to build and develop the local Native community and championed Native political activists. She took her two children to visit tribal communities in the state, and as she introduced them to the traditions of their heritage, she felt a longing for home.

Returning to Oklahoma with her daughters, Wilma took part in Cherokee government. Despite many obstacles, from resistance to female leadership to a life-threatening accident, Wilma's courageous dedication to serving her people led to her election as the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. As leader and advocate, she reinvigorated her constituency by empowering them to identify and solve community problems.


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Kids' Book Talk: The Lion of Mars- Book Talk

Join Miss Alyssa and Miss Teresa as they discuss all their favorite parts in this month’s book club pick, The Lion of Mars.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Snack Break: The Case of the Stinky Stench

Join Miss Alyssa as she recommends a fun picture book and shares a snack idea that is inspired by it.

This week we are packing a snack to go along with the book The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Win it Wednesday: Becoming Muhammad Ali

 Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.

Congratulations Amitoj K., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Snack Break: The Sandwich Swap

Join Miss Alyssa as she recommends a fun picture book and shares a snack idea that is inspired by it.

This week we are packing a snack to go along with the book The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.