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Past What's the Story selections for
January to November, 2021      January to December, 2020


Selection for December 7

She-Wolves

She-Wolves
The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

by Helen Castor

Prize-winning historian Helen Castor delivers a compelling, eye-opening examination of women and power in England, witnessed through the lives of six women who exercised power against all odds – and one who never got the chance.

(Print book, Spanish book, eBook, eAudiobook)

Do you enjoy this genre?

Similar reads and films are listed below, always free with a Sonoma County Library card.

Modern HERstory

Modern HERstory
Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History

by Blair Imani

From the women’s movement to Black Lives Matter, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked despite making huge contributions to the social change movements of the last century: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, Muslims, and young people.

(Print book, eAudiobook)

The Real Valkyrie

The Real Valkyrie
The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women

by Nancy Marie Brown

In 2017, DNA tests revealed to the collective shock of many scholars that a Viking warrior in a high-status grave in Birka, Sweden was actually a woman. The Real Valkyrie weaves together archaeology, history, and literature to imagine her life and times, showing that Viking women had more power and agency than historians have imagined.

(Print book)

Daughters of the Winter Queen

Daughters of the Winter Queen
Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the 17th Century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.

(Print book)

Women of the American Revolution

Women of the American Revolution

Where were women during the American Revolution? Helping to run it, of course. This video lecture discusses the important role that women played during this piece of history.

(DVD)

The Autumn Throne

The Autumn Throne

by Elizabeth Chadwick

The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine historical fiction trilogy. Imprisoned by her husband, separated from her children – if King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. Her indomitable spirit would be tested as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.

(Print book, eBook)

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor

by Philippa Gregory

Reimagines the lives of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, who respectively endure imprisonment, a secret marriage and marginalization under the suspicious eyes of Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth.

(Print book, large type book, eBook, eAudiobook, book on CD)

My Contrary Mary

My Contrary Mary

by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is a shapeshifter in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head – or a tail. Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis face a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

African Icons

African Icons
Ten People Who Shaped History

by Tracey Baptiste

Black history began long ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent. Meet 10 real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world.

(Print book, eBook)

Matilde

Matilde
la primera médica mexicana

por Carlos Pascual

La novela de Carlos Pascual, de fenomenal destreza literaria, rescata la figura e importancia de Matilde Montoya, quien luchó con su incuestionable ejemplo por que se escuchara la voz de miles de mujeres acalladas por razones tan vagas como la tradición o el decoro.

(Print book)

 


Mes de la Herencia Nativa Americana

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma celebra el Mes de la Herencia Nativa Americana en noviembre. Según la descripción del Congreso de Gente Indígena Estadounidense, este mes es "un tiempo para celebrar las ricas y diversas culturas, tradiciones y historias y para darnos cuenta de las contribuciones importantes de la gente indígena." Nos unimos a la Biblioteca del Congreso, los Archivos Nacionales, la Institución Smithsonian, el Museo Estadounidense de la Memoria del Holocausto y miles de bibliotecas, escuelas y gobiernos locales mientras pagamos tributo a la ascendencia y tradiciones de gente nativa americana/indígena.

Los esfuerzos de revitalización cultural y autodeterminación de individuos indígenas y pueblos originarios es parte de una historia robusta. El Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker (Cattaraugus Seneca), un anthropólogo y historiador que fundó la Sociedad de Gente Indígena Estadounidense en 1911 y el NCIA en 1944 fue uno de los primeros que propuso un día para los "Primeros Estadounidenses." Parcialmente debido a los esfuerzos adicionales de Reverend Sherman Coolidge (Arapaho), Nueva York eligió el segundo sábado del mayo de 1916 para un "Día del Indígena Estadounidense." Varios otros estados seleccionaron varios otros días para observancias semejantes durante la primera mitad del siglo XX. No obstante, no fue hasta 1998 que el Día de Gente Nativa Americana cumplió pasar como un feriado estatal de California. El Presidente Joe Biden declaró el 11 de octubre de 2021 un feriado federal: el Día de la Gente Indígena.

Para más información sobre los esfuerzos actuales de naciones indígenas locales sobre la soberanía y revitalización, por favor vea:

Los autores se reconocen que son los descendientes no de gente nativa sino de colonos. Reconocemos la violencia histórica y continúa del colonialismo y afirmamos la soberanía indígena. Los edificios y locales de la Biblioteca están en tierras robadas. Seguimos responsabilizándonos por las necesidades de la gente indígena del condado de Sonoma, California y más allá. Serán bien recibidos los comentarios y redacciones de miembros de las naciones nativas, particularmente los Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Pomo y Wappo.


Eventos

Warrior Women

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma

Warrior Women
El martes, 9 de noviembre de 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registrarse

Warrior Women explora lo que significa equilibrar un movimiento con la maternidad y cómo los legados de activistas se transmiten de generación en generación en el Movimiento Indígena Estadounidense.


From Diggers Bend to River Rock

Museo de Healdsburg

De Diggers Bend a River Rock: Personas y Historia de Dry Creek Rancheria
A partir del 30 de septiembre de 2021 hasta el 29 de mayo de 2022
De miércoles a domingo, 11-4

Curadora invitada, historiadora Dry Creek Pomo y experta de cestas, Sherrie Smith-Ferri, Ph.D., ha organizado el préstamo de cestas tejidas por creadores DCR al Mueseo de Healdsburg. Coleccionistas privadas de cestas, familias tribales y el Museo de Antropología de Phoebe A. Hearst del UC Berkeley han prestado estas piezas, muchas de las cuales estuvieron tejidas cerca del 1900.

Demostración de cómo hacer cestas en la galeria
Viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2021, 12:00-3:00pm
Disfruten mirando el tejedor de Dry Creek Rancheria Clint McKay en su trabajo.

Más información en: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/October---November-2021-Review.html?soid=1115883753593&aid=BZ0X9DNhnZU


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians

Universidad Estatal de Sonoma

Todo lo que quería saber sobre indígenas americanos pero le daba nervios preguntar
Martes, 2 de noviembre de 2021, 11am (a través de Zoom)

Escuche al Dr. Anton Treuer discutir sobre "todo lo que quería saber sobre indígenas americanos pero le daba nervios preguntar," una presentación interactiva e informada sobre temas importantes ahora en los Estudios Indígenas, incluyendo los internados, las protestas contra oleoductos, el uso de gente indígena como mascotas para equipos de deportes y cómo podemos mejor realizar la equidad racial en la época de tomar una cuenta racial.

Co-presentado por Dr. Janet Hess, Directora Interina de los Estudios Indígenas Americanos y Dr. Erica Tome, Directora de los Estudios Indígenas Americanos.

Por favor, envíe un mensaje a Dr. Tome en tome@sonoma.edu para más información sobre la registración.


Libros y más:

No ficción para adultos

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista como PDF

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

por Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
305.597 KIMMERER

As Long As Grass Grows

As Long As Grass Grows

por Dina Gilio-Whitaker
(Colville Confederated Tribes)
970.004 GILIO-WHITAKER

We Are the Land

We Are the Land

por Damon B. Akins & William J. Bauer, Jr.
(Round Valley Indian Tribes)
970.004 AKINS

California Through Native Eyes

California Through Native Eyes

por William J. Bauer, Jr.
(Round Valley Indian Tribes)
970.004 BAUER


Our History is the Future

Our History is the Future

por Nick Estes
(Lower Brule Sioux Tribe)
970.004 ESTES

Poet Warrior

Poet Warrior

por Joy Harjo
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
B HARJO

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

por Roxanna Dunbar-Ortiz
970.004 DUNBAR-ORTIZ

Mabel McKay

Mabel McKay
weaving the dream

por Greg Sarris
(Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)
B McKay


Sacred Instructions

Sacred Instructions

por Sherri L. Mitchell/Weh'nα Hα'mu' Kwasset
(Penobscot)
299.7 MITCHELL

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

por Sean Sherman
(Oglala Lakota)
641.59297 SHERMAN

Heart Berries: A Memoir

Heart Berries: A Memoir

por Terese Marie Mailhot
(Seabird Island Band)
B MAILHOT

Lakota America

Lakota America

por Pekka Hämäläinen
A New History Of Indigenous Power
970.3 LAKOTA HAMALAINEN


Highway Of Tears

Highway Of Tears

por Jessica McDiarmid
A True Story Of Racism, Indifference, And The Pursuit Of Justice For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls
362.88089 MCDIARMID

New Poets of Native Nations

New Poets of Native Nations

Editado por Heid E. Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Ojibwe)

Carry

Carry: A Memoir Of Survival On Stolen Land

por Toni Jensen
(Métis)
978.4004 JENSEN

A Mind Spread Out On the Ground

A Mind Spread Out On the Ground

por Alicia Elliott
(Tuscarora)
971.0049 ELLIOTT


White Magic: Essays

White Magic: Essays

por Elissa Washuta
(Cowlitz Indian Tribe)
133.43 WASHUTA

 

 

 


Ficción para adultos

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista como PDF

The Sentence

The Sentence

por Louise Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
ERDRICH

Crooked Hallelujah

Crooked Hallelujah

por Kelli Jo Ford
(Cherokee Nation)
FORD

Solar Storms

Solar Storms: A Novel

por Linda Hogan
(Chickasaw)
HOGAN

The Removed

The Removed

por Brandon Hobson
(Cherokee Nation)
HOBSON


The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians

por Stephen Graham Jones
(Blackfeet Tribe)
JONES

House Made of Dawn

House Made of Dawn

por N. Scott Momaday
(Kiowa)
MOMADAY

There There

There There

por Tommy Orange
(Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes)
ORANGE

The Beadworkers

The Beadworkers: Stories

por Beth H. Piatote
(Member of Chief Joseph’s Tribe and the Colville Confederated Tribes)


Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

por Greg Sarris
(Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)
SARRIS

Ceremony

Ceremony

por Leslie Marmon Silko
(Laguna Pueblo)
SILKO

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

por Margaret Verble
(Cherokee Nation)
VERBLE

Winter Counts

Winter Counts

por David Heska Wanbli Weiden
(Sicangu Lakota)
WEIDEN


Jonny Appleseed

Jonny Appleseed

por Joshua Whitehead
(Peguis First Nation)
WHITEHEAD

 

 

 


Ficción y no ficción para adultos jóvenes

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista como PDF

Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter

por Angeline Boulley
(Sault Ojibwe)
Y BOULLEY

Fire Song

Fire Song

por Adam Garnet Jones
(Cree/Métis)
Y JONES

Elatsoe

Elatsoe

por Darcie Little Badger
(Lipan Apache)
Y LITTLE BADGER

Apple in the Middle

Apple in the Middle

por Dawn Quigley
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
Y QUIGLEY


Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken

por Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee Creek Nation)
Y SMITH

Surviving the City

Surviving the City

por Tasha Spillett
(Cree)
YG SPILLETT

This Place: 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold

por Katherena Vermett
(Métis)
YG THIS

A girl called Echo

A girl called Echo

por Katherena Vermette
(Métis)
YG VERMETTE


The Power of Style

The Power of Style

por Christian Allaire
(Ojibwe)
Y 391 ALLAIRE

Apple: Skin to the Core

Apple: Skin to the Core

por Eric Gansworth
(Onondaga)
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

por Debbie Reese
(Nambé Pueblo)
Y 970.0049 MENDOZA

#NotYourPrincess

#NotYourPrincess

por Lisa Charleyboy
(Tsilhqot'in)
Y 971.004 NOT YOUR PRINCESS


Libros para niños de 8 a 12 años

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista como PDF


The Used-to-be Best Friend

The Used-to-be Best Friend

por Dawn Quigley
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
J FC QUIGLEY

Ancestor Approved

Ancestor Approved
Intertribal Stories for Kids

por Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
J ANCESTOR

Rez Dogs

Rez Dogs

por Joseph Bruchac
(Nulhegan Abenaki)
J BRUCHAC

I Can Make this Promise

I Can Make this Promise

por Christine Day
(Upper Skagit Tribe)
J DAY


The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House

por Louise Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
J ERDRICH

Mary and the Trail of Tears

Mary and the Trail of Tears

por Andrea L. Rogers
(Cherokee Nation)
J GIRLS SURVIVE

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

por Joseph Marshall
(Sicangu Lakota)
J MARSHALL

Indian No More

Indian No More

por Charlene Willing McManis
(Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)
J MCMANIS


Little Whale

Little Whale

por Roy A Peratrovich
(Tlingit)
J PERATROVICH

Stone River Crossing

Stone River Crossing

por Tim Tingle
(Choctaw Nation)
J TINGLE

Healer of the Water Monster

Healer of the Water Monster

por Brian Young
(Navajo)
J YOUNG

Buffalo Bird Girl

Buffalo Bird Girl

por S. D. Nelson
(Standing Rock Sioux)
J B WAHEENEE


Libros para niños de 0 a 8 años

Haga clic aquí para descargar la lista como PDF

Bowwow powwow

Bowwow powwow = bagosenjige-niimi'idim

por Brenda J. Child
(Ojibwe)
E Child

Cradle me

Cradle me

por Debby Slier
(Ojibwe)
TOD SLI

Jingle dancer

Jingle dancer

por Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
E Smith

A is for acorn

A is for acorn: a California Indian ABC

por Analisa Tripp
(Karuk Tribe)
TOD TRI


SkySisters

SkySisters

por Jan Bourdeau Waboose
(Nishnawbe Ojibway)
E WABOOSE

The Good Luck Cat

The Good Luck Cat

por Joy Harjo
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
E HARJO

We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

por Carole Lindstrom
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
E LINDSTROM

I Sang You Down From The Stars

I Sang You Down From The Stars

por Tasha Spillett-Sumner
(Cree and Trinidadian)
E SPILLETT-SUMNER


First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!

First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!

por Rose Ann Tahe
(Naaneesh't'ezhi Tachii'nii nish'li (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Ashiihi bashish'chiin (Salt People Clan)
E TAHE

When Turtle Grew Feathers

When Turtle Grew Feathers
A Folktale from the Choctaw Nation

por Tim Tingle
(Choctaw Nation)
E TINGLE

Go Show The World

Go Show The World
A Celebration Of Indigenous Heroes

por Wab Kinew
(Ojibwa)
J 970.004 KINEW & E KINEW

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

por Art Coulson
(Cherokee)
E COULSON


My Heart Fills With Happiness

My Heart Fills With Happiness

por Monique Gray Smith
(Cree and Lakota)
J GRAY SMITH & TOD GRA

Sweetest Kulu

Sweetest Kulu

por Celina Kalluk
(Inuit)
E KALLUK

Josie dances

Josie dances

por Denise K. Lajimodiere
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
E LAJIMODIERE

We Are Grateful

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

por Traci Sorell
(Cherokee Nation)
E SORELL


Fall in line, Holden!

Fall in line, Holden!

por Daniel W. Vandever
(Navajo Nation)
E VANDEVER

 

 

 


Gracias a nuestro acuerdo para compartir recursos, su tarjeta de la biblioteca del condado de Sonoma le otorga acceso tanto a la colección de nativos americanos del condado de Lake como a la primera colección estadounidense de Mendocino. Haga clic aquí para explorar ambas colecciones.

 

Proyectos comunitarios con la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma

Gratitude

¡Celebre la comunidad con su biblioteca durante esta temporada de fiestas! Dependemos de nuestra comunidad ahora más que nunca, y estamos ofreciendo varios proyectos comunitarios en nuestras sucursales.

¿Le interesa? ¡Descubra abajo cómo puede involucrarse!


Donaciones de comida.

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma está colaborándose con organizaciones locales para aliviar el hambre en nuestra comunidad. Done comidas en lata y otras comidas no perecederas en el barril de donaciones de su biblioteca local.


Comparta sus agradecimientos.

¡Añada una hoja de agredecimiento a los Árboles de Gratitud para que crezcan! Encuentre un árbol en su biblioteca local durante todo el mes de noviembre.


Envíe una tarjeta postal de gratitud.

Puede recoger una tarjeta postal de gratitud en su biblioteca local a partir del 5 de noviembre hasta el 5 de enero para escribir un mensaje al personal de emergencia de su elección. Envíela o entréguela en el buzón de la biblioteca y la enviaremos al personal de emergencia local.


Reparta la alegría con los adultos mayores a través del correo postal.

El programa de Envíos de Correos Postales para Adultos Mayores de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma promueve la simpatía y apoya los ancianos de nuestra comunidad. Envíe cartas hechas a mano, dibujos y cartas de apoyo a los adultos mayores quiénes les gustarán esta alegría extra durante la temporada de fiestas.

 

Show Some Love with Sonoma County Library

Gratitude

Celebrate kindness with your library this holiday season! We all need community, now more than ever, and we're offering several opportunities to share the love at each of our branches.

Interested? Find out how you can get involved below!


Donate food.

Sonoma County Library partners with local organizations to help alleviate hunger in our community. Drop off canned goods and other food items in a donation barrel at any library branch.


Share what you are thankful for.

Help make our Gratitude Trees grow by adding a leaf of your own! Trees are located at your local library and available all through the month of November.


Send a Gratitude Postcard.

Visit a Sonoma County Library branch from November 5 until January 5 to pick up a Gratitude Postcard and write your message to the first responder of your choice. Mail it or drop in the library’s delivery box and we’ll send to a local first responder.


Spread cheer to seniors through the mail.

The Sonoma County Library’s Send Our Seniors Mail program encourages kindness and support for elders in our community. Create cards, artwork, and letters of encouragement for seniors who might need a little extra happiness during the holidays.

 

Native American Heritage Month

In November, the Sonoma County Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month. As described by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), this month is “a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” We join the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and thousands of libraries, schools and local governments in paying tribute to the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans / Indigenous Peoples.

The cultural revitalization and self-determination efforts of Native people are part of a robust history. Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker (Cattaraugus Seneca), an anthropologist and historian who founded the Society of American Indians in 1911 and the NCIA in 1944, was one of the first to propose a day be set aside for “First Americans.” Thanks in part to the additional efforts of Reverend Red Fox James (Blackfoot), who was also known as Red Fox Shiukusha, and those of Reverend Sherman Coolidge (Arapaho), New York selected the second Saturday in May, 1916, for “American Indian Day.” Several other states set aside various days for similar observances during the first half of the 20th Century. However, it wasn’t until 1976 that the U.S. Federal Government set aside a portion of the calendar to celebrate Native peoples. In 1998, Native American Day was enacted as a state holiday in California. President Joe Biden declared October 11, 2021, to be a federal holiday: Indigenous People’s Day.

For more information about the current sovereignty and revitalization efforts of local Native American groups, please see:

The author(s) acknowledge(s) that they are descendant(s) not of Native people but of settler-colonialists. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism, and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. Our library buildings/facilities are on stolen land. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond. The author(s) would welcome comments or corrections from members of Native communities, particularly the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations.


Events

Warrior Women

Sonoma County Library

Warrior Women
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Register

Warrior Women explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the American Indian Movement.


From Diggers Bend to River Rock

Healdsburg Museum

From Diggers Bend to River Rock: Dry Creek Rancheria People and History
September 30, 2021 to May 29, 2022
Wednesday-Sunday, 11-4

Guest Curator, Dry Creek Pomo historian, and basket expert, Sherrie Smith-Ferri, Ph.D., has arranged for the loan of baskets woven by DCR makers to the Healdsburg Museum. Private basket collectors, Tribal families, and UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have loaned these pieces, many of which were woven around 1900.

In-Gallery Basketmaking Demonstration
Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:00-3:00pm
Enjoy watching Dry Creek Rancheria weaver Clint McKay at work.

For more information: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/October---November-2021-Review.html?soid=1115883753593&aid=BZ0X9DNhnZU


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians

Sonoma State University

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 11am (Zoom)

Hear Dr. Anton Treuer talk "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask": an interactive and informed discussion of hot topics in Indigenous Studies, including residential boarding schools, pipeline protests, the use of Indigenous people as mascots for sport teams, and we can best grapple with racial equity in the time of racial reckoning.

Co-hosted by Dr. Janet Hess, Acting Chair of Native American Studies and Dr. Erica Tom, Director of Native American Studies.

Please contact Dr. Erica Tome at tome@sonoma.edu for registration information.


Books and More:

Adult Nonfiction

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
305.597 KIMMERER

As Long As Grass Grows

As Long As Grass Grows

by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
(Colville Confederated Tribes)
970.004 GILIO-WHITAKER

We Are the Land

We Are the Land

by Damon B. Akins & William J. Bauer, Jr.
(Round Valley Indian Tribes)
970.004 AKINS

California Through Native Eyes

California Through Native Eyes

by William J. Bauer, Jr.
(Round Valley Indian Tribes)
970.004 BAUER


Our History is the Future

Our History is the Future

by Nick Estes
(Lower Brule Sioux Tribe)
970.004 ESTES

Poet Warrior

Poet Warrior

by Joy Harjo
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
B HARJO

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

by Roxanna Dunbar-Ortiz
970.004 DUNBAR-ORTIZ

Mabel McKay

Mabel McKay
weaving the dream

Greg Sarris
(Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)
B McKay


Sacred Instructions

Sacred Instructions

by Sherri L. Mitchell/Weh'nα Hα'mu' Kwasset
(Penobscot)
299.7 MITCHELL

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

by Sean Sherman
(Oglala Lakota)
641.59297 SHERMAN

Heart Berries: A Memoir

Heart Berries: A Memoir

by Terese Marie Mailhot
(Seabird Island Band)
B MAILHOT

Lakota America

Lakota America

by Pekka Hämäläinen
A New History Of Indigenous Power
970.3 LAKOTA by HAMALAINEN


Highway Of Tears

Highway Of Tears

by Jessica McDiarmid
A True Story Of Racism, Indifference, And The Pursuit Of Justice For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls
362.88089 MCDIARMID

New Poets of Native Nations

New Poets of Native Nations

Edited by Heid E. Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Ojibwe)

Carry

Carry: A Memoir Of Survival On Stolen Land

by Toni Jensen
(Métis)
978.4004 JENSEN

A Mind Spread Out On the Ground

A Mind Spread Out On the Ground

by Alicia Elliott
(Tuscarora)
971.0049 ELLIOTT


White Magic: Essays

White Magic: Essays

by Elissa Washuta
(Cowlitz Indian Tribe)
133.43 WASHUTA

 

 

 


Adult Fiction

Click here to download the list as a PDF

The Sentence

The Sentence

by Louise Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
ERDRICH

Crooked Hallelujah

Crooked Hallelujah

by Kelli Jo Ford
(Cherokee Nation)
FORD

Solar Storms

Solar Storms: A Novel

by Linda Hogan
(Chickasaw)
HOGAN

The Removed

The Removed

by Brandon Hobson
(Cherokee Nation)
HOBSON


The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians

by Stephen Graham Jones
(Blackfeet Tribe)
JONES

House Made of Dawn

House Made of Dawn

by N. Scott Momaday
(Kiowa)
MOMADAY

There There

There There

by Tommy Orange
(Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes)
ORANGE

The Beadworkers

The Beadworkers: Stories

by Beth H. Piatote
(Member of Chief Joseph’s Tribe and the Colville Confederated Tribes)


Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

by Greg Sarris
(Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)
SARRIS

Ceremony

Ceremony

by Leslie Marmon Silko
(Laguna Pueblo)
SILKO

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

by Margaret Verble
(Cherokee Nation)
VERBLE

Winter Counts

Winter Counts

by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
(Sicangu Lakota)
WEIDEN


Jonny Appleseed

Jonny Appleseed

by Joshua Whitehead
(Peguis First Nation)
WHITEHEAD

 

 

 


Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter

by Angeline Boulley
(Sault Ojibwe)
Y BOULLEY

Fire Song

Fire Song

by Adam Garnet Jones
(Cree/Métis)
Y JONES

Elatsoe

Elatsoe

by Darcie Little Badger
(Lipan Apache)
Y LITTLE BADGER

Apple in the Middle

Apple in the Middle

by Dawn Quigley
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
Y QUIGLEY


Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken

by Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee Creek Nation)
Y SMITH

Surviving the City

Surviving the City

by Tasha Spillett
(Cree)
YG SPILLETT

This Place: 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold

by Katherena Vermett
(Métis)
YG THIS

A girl called Echo

A girl called Echo

by Katherena Vermette
(Métis)
YG VERMETTE


The Power of Style

The Power of Style

by Christian Allaire
(Ojibwe)
Y 391 ALLAIRE

Apple: Skin to the Core

Apple: Skin to the Core

by Eric Gansworth
(Onondaga)
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

by Debbie Reese
(Nambé Pueblo)
Y 970.0049 MENDOZA

#NotYourPrincess

#NotYourPrincess

by Lisa Charleyboy
(Tsilhqot'in)
Y 971.004 NOT YOUR PRINCESS


Children's Books Ages 8-12

Click here to download the list as a PDF


The Used-to-be Best Friend

The Used-to-be Best Friend

by Dawn Quigley
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
J FC QUIGLEY

Ancestor Approved

Ancestor Approved
Intertribal Stories for Kids

by Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
J ANCESTOR

Rez Dogs

Rez Dogs

by Joseph Bruchac
(Nulhegan Abenaki)
J BRUCHAC

I Can Make this Promise

I Can Make this Promise

by Christine Day
(Upper Skagit Tribe)
J DAY


The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House

by Louise Erdrich
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
J ERDRICH

Mary and the Trail of Tears

Mary and the Trail of Tears

by Andrea L. Rogers
(Cherokee Nation)
J GIRLS SURVIVE

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

by Joseph Marshall
(Sicangu Lakota)
J MARSHALL

Indian No More

Indian No More

by Charlene Willing McManis
(Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)
J MCMANIS


Little Whale

Little Whale

by Roy A Peratrovich
(Tlingit)
J PERATROVICH

Stone River Crossing

Stone River Crossing

by Tim Tingle
(Choctaw Nation)
J TINGLE

Healer of the Water Monster

Healer of the Water Monster

by Brian Young
(Navajo)
J YOUNG

Buffalo Bird Girl

Buffalo Bird Girl

by S. D. Nelson
(Standing Rock Sioux)
J B WAHEENEE


Children's Books Ages 0-8

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Bowwow powwow

Bowwow powwow = bagosenjige-niimi'idim

by Brenda J. Child
(Ojibwe)
E Child

Cradle me

Cradle me

by Debby Slier
(Ojibwe)
TOD SLI

Jingle dancer

Jingle dancer

by Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
E Smith

A is for acorn

A is for acorn: a California Indian ABC

by Analisa Tripp
(Karuk Tribe)
TOD TRI


SkySisters

SkySisters

by Jan Bourdeau Waboose
(Nishnawbe Ojibway)
E WABOOSE

The Good Luck Cat

The Good Luck Cat

by Joy Harjo
(Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
E HARJO

We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

by Carole Lindstrom
(Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)
E LINDSTROM

I Sang You Down From The Stars

I Sang You Down From The Stars

by Tasha Spillett-Sumner
(Cree and Trinidadian)
E SPILLETT-SUMNER


First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!

First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!

by Rose Ann Tahe
(Naaneesh't'ezhi Tachii'nii nish'li (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Ashiihi bashish'chiin (Salt People Clan)
E TAHE

When Turtle Grew Feathers

When Turtle Grew Feathers
A Folktale from the Choctaw Nation

by Tim Tingle
(Choctaw Nation)
E TINGLE

Go Show The World

Go Show The World
A Celebration Of Indigenous Heroes

by Wab Kinew
(Ojibwa)
J 970.004 KINEW & E KINEW

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

by Art Coulson
(Cherokee)
E COULSON


My Heart Fills With Happiness

My Heart Fills With Happiness

by Monique Gray Smith
(Cree and Lakota)
J GRAY SMITH & TOD GRA

Sweetest Kulu

Sweetest Kulu

by Celina Kalluk
(Inuit)
E KALLUK

Josie dances

Josie dances

by Denise K. Lajimodiere
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
E LAJIMODIERE

We Are Grateful

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

by Traci Sorell
(Cherokee Nation)
E SORELL


Fall in line, Holden!

Fall in line, Holden!

by Daniel W. Vandever
(Navajo Nation)
E VANDEVER

 

 

 


Thanks to our resource sharing agreement, your Sonoma County Library Card grants you access to both the Lake County Native American Collection and the Mendocino First American Collection. Click here to browse both collections.

 

Reimagining the Library - Reinventando de Biblioteca

Download the Reimagining the Library PDF

Visit your local library to pick up a printed copy of “Reimagining the Library”.


The 2020-21 pandemic created economic disruption and growth in income disparities. These issues contributed to a demographic shift in Sonoma County, and an opportunity for the library to reassess how to move forward as an organization that can meet evolving community needs.

A plan to “Reimagine the Library” was inspired by the Harwood Institute method of “turning outward.”

It is valuable to know what community members want from their library, but the Harwood method asked deeper questions, and the answers will allow the library to leverage its unique assets and expertise to address broad community needs.

La pandemia de 2020 al 2021 creó una alteración económica y un aumento de las desigualdades de ingresos.

Estos problemas contribuyeron a un cambio demográfico en el condado de Sonoma, y a una oportunidad para que la biblioteca reevalúe la forma de avanzar como una organización que pueda satisfacer de forma activa y ágil las necesidades cambiantes de la comunidad.

El plan para “Reinventar la Biblioteca” se inspiró en el método de “turning outward” [Velando por el bien de la comunidad] de Harwood Institute. Es valioso saber lo que los miembros de la comunidad quieren de su biblioteca, sin embargo, el método Harwood planteó preguntas más profundas, y las respuestas permitirán a la biblioteca aprovechar sus recursos únicos y su experiencia para atender las amplias necesidades de la comunidad.

 

What will your library look like in 10 years? ¿Cómo será su biblioteca en 10 años?

View Facilities Master plan video on YouTube

The library is updating our Facilities Master Plan, and your knowledge will help us thoughtfully invest in library facilities over the next decade.

We are creating extraordinary libraries in your community, and your feedback matters!

La biblioteca está actualizando nuestro Plan Maestro de Infraestructura, y su conocimiento nos ayudará a invertir consideradamente en las infraestructuras de la biblioteca durante la próxima década.

Estamos creando bibliotecas extraordinarias en su comunidad, ¡y sus comentarios importan!

 

¡Celebre el Mes de la Historia LGBTQ+ con la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma!

El Mes de la Historia LGBTQ+ es una celebración por todo el mes de octubre para recordar y reconocer la historia lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero y queer. En 1994, el maestro de secundaria Rodney Wilson trabajó con otros maestros y líderes comunitarios para desarrollar esta celebración durante el mes. Decidieron en octubre porque se ocurre cuando estudiantes están asistiendo a la escuela y también porque el mes combina con el Día de Salida Nacional el 11 de octubre.

A la vez que sea importante reconocer los logros de nuestra comunidad, también es importante recordarnos que la historia LGBTQ+ no es solo un recuerdo de cómo hemos sobresalido, sino la inspiración del futuro también. Es debido al trabajo anterior de la comunidad queer que haya más representación LGBTQ+ positiva que nunca antes. Hoy, cada uno de nosotros puede continuar ese legado por comprometernos con que las historias nuestras sean tan bellas y diversas como nuestra comunidad. ¡Celebre con la biblioteca todo el mes con los eventos y recursos a continuación!


Eventos Virtuales

Club de Orgullo

Club de Orgullo para Jóvenes de 13 a 18 años
cada martes a las 4:00pm

  • 5 de octubre
  • 12 de octubre: Presentación especial sobre la historia LGBTQ+
    en el condado de Sonoma con historiadores locales LGBTQ+
  • 19 de octubre
  • 26 de octubre

Revisiting Coming Out Day in Sonoma County

Una mirada hacia atrás al Día de Salida en el condado de Sonoma
con Magi Fedorka y Adam Richmond
Martes, 19 de octubre de 5:30pm a 6:30pm

Magi Fedorka y Adam Richmond, dos activistas de las décadas de 1980 y 1990, hablarán de la explosión de organización política y comunitaria durante esa época. Entre otros logros, Magi organizó el primer evento en el Condado de Sonoma para el Día de Salida Nacional en 1988. Su presentación enfocará en las raices históricas del día para reconocer nuestra comunidad LGBTQI+. Se lucharon contra la iniciativa LaRouche de SIDA en 1986, que prometía crear una lista de individuos positivos para el VIH y amenazaba hacer campos de cuarentena. Su empeño también incluye la campaña que lograron en 1992 para que la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma aprobaran la Resolución de la Semana de Orgullo Lesbiana y Gay.

Es necesario registrarse con anticipación. Por favor, regístrese con su correo electrónico para obtener el enlace de Zoom una hora antes del evento.

Este evento estará presentado en inglés.


Antes del Castro

Antes del Castro: San Francisco LGBTQ desde la década 1930 hasta la de 1970
con Shad Reinstein y Tina Dungan
Martes, 26 de octubre de 5:30pm a 6:30pm

Aprenda sobre la historia LGBTQ colorida de San Francisco. La Mona fue el club de la década de 1930 donde “las chicas serán los chicos.” Más tarde, durante la década de 1950, José Sarria llevaba hombres gay desde el Black Cat al penal. Ahí paraban afuera cantándoles a los hombres detenidos en redadas de los bares gay una canción llamada “Nelly Queen”. Las Daughters of Bilitis, la primera asociación lesbiana y la Pan Graphic Press, la primera prensa gay en el mundo, los dos se fundaron en San Francisco durante la década de 1950. ¿Qué pasaba en el Tenderloin? ¿Qué era el Barrido de la Calle de los Jóvenes de la Vanguardia? ¿Qué pasó en Motín de la Cafetería Compton en 1966? ¡Todo pasó antes del Stonewall!

Es necesario registrarse con anticipación. Por favor, regístrese con su correo electrónico para obtener el enlace de Zoom una hora antes del evento.

Este evento estará presentado en inglés.

Tina Dungan es una residente de por vida del condado de Sonoma. Salió como lesbiana en la primera parte de la década 1970 a través de su involucración en el programa de Estudios de la Mujer en la Sonoma State University. Desde 2007, ha estado colaborando con otr@s en los Archivos Lesbianas del Condado de Sonoma para captar la historia cultural y política de sea comunidad de 1965 al 1995. Sra. Dungan también enseña clase en el programa del Santa Rosa Junior College para Adultos Mayores sobre la historia LGBTQI del condado de Sonoma.

Shad Reinstein salió un poco después de Stonewall y ha estado involucrado en la cultura y política LGBTQI local y nacional. Coprodujo el documental, Mom’s Apple Pie, la Historia del Movimiento de Custodia para Madres Lesbianas. Actualmente está investigando una comunidad lesbiana de la década de 1930. Durante los últimos siete años ha producido OUTwatch, el festival de cine LGBTQI de nuestra tierra del vino. Su trabajo con Tina en la Cronología le ha ayudado a entender la historia y cultura del condado de Sonoma, su nuevo hogar.


Colaboradores en la comunidad

¡A continuación puede informarse sobre algunas maravillosas organizaciones comunitarias LGBTQ+ en el condado de Sonoma y sus historias! Visite los sitios web para obtener más información acerca de sus eventos y recursos.


LGBTQ Connection - Descripción del sitio web

  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/
  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/north-bay-lgbtq-events-calendar
  • “LGBTQ Connection, una iniciativa impulsada por jóvenes y otros líderes emergentes, fomenta una comunidad más saludable, vibrantemente diversa e inclusiva. Fundado en la primavera de 2010, es la primera iniciativa comunitaria que está desarrollando una comunidad vibrante mientras aumenta la inclusión y el bienestar de personas LGBTQ (lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero y los que están explorando quiénes son) a lo largo del Condado de Napa y el norte de la bahía. Aunque técnicamente sí es parte de la Área de la Bahía de San Francisco, el norte de la bahía puede parecer a años luz de distancia cuando se trata de visibilidad y comunidad para las personas LGBTQ quienes aquí viven, trabajan y asisten a la escuela.”

Positive Images - Descripción proveída por la organización:

  • https://www.posimages.org/
  • https://www.facebook.com/PosImages/
  • “Positive Images se fundó por Jim Foster, un LMFT gay en 1990. Desde ahí, hemos proporcionado un grupo de apoyo semanal entre pares para adolescentes y jóvenes LGBTQIA+ de 12 años en adelante. Hoy, todavía ofrecemos un grupo de apoyo semanal para los que tengan 12 a 18 años y otro grupo de apoyo entre pares para los adultos además de un programa de capacitación para los jóvenes de 12 a 24 años. Nuestro centro de apoyo comunitario en Santa Rosa tiene horas libres sin necesidad de tener una cita, para pasar el rato entre comunidad o recibir referencias a otros recursos comunitarios. Encontrará un mediateca y un armario gratis que llamamos nuestra estación de transformación. Estamos los martes a viernes desde las 12pm a las 5pm.”
Positive Images

SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) – Descripción del sitio web:

  • https://www.saysc.org/
  • https://www.saysc.org/programs/
  • “SAY se establació en 1971 por un grupo legendario de líderes del condado de Sonoma: el juez John Moskowitz, Henry Trione, fiscal jefe de probación Bil Mulligan, abogada Tadini Bacigalupi y maestro de preparatoria Andy Wahlstrom—para proveer una alternativa práctica al penal juvenil para jóvenes en situación de calle. Desde esa época, SAY ha ayudado a más de 50,000 jóvenes de 5 a 24 años. A lo largo de los años, SAY continuamente ha ido refinando su formula de programa para romper los ciclos de abuso y desesperación. Esa formula incorpora tres ejes: techo, consejería y carreras. El producto: Jóvenes estables y capaces de cobrarle a la vida los retos y oportunidades.”

Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County – Descripción proveída por la organización:

  • https://www.facebook.com/wsnarchives/
  • “En 2007, seis lesbianas mayores se unieron para compartir nuestras preocupaciones por la falta de información pública sobre el formidable Movimiento Lesbiana del Condado de Sonoma. Tras unos meses, habíamos generado una lista de sesenta negocios y organizaciones formadas o encabezadas por lesbianas quienes eran activas durante los años políticamente turbulentos de 1960 a 1995. Hoy somos un grupo de nueve lesbianas dedicadas a conservar la historia de la comunidad lesbiana en el condado de Sonoma que empezó durante esos años de agitación social."
Lesbian Archives

TransLife – Descripción del sitio web:

  • https://translifeconference.org/
  • "En 2015, un grupo de individuos dedicados se unió para crear un evento que promotará una comunidad responsiva, saludable y responsiba de, para, y por nuestra población transgénero y género no conformante, ell@s quienes les aman, y ell@s quienes les sirven. Esto se convirtió en la primera Conferencia Comunitaria de TRANSLIFE. La visión de la Conferencia Comunitaria de TRANSLIFE y el simposio profesional de TRANSLIFE es para promotar una comunidad responsiva, saludable y responsiba de, para, y por nuestra población transgénero y género no conformante, ell@s quienes les aman, y ell@s quienes les sirven. El resultado de estos dos eventos se fortalece por los redes sociales, mayor colaboración comunitaria y la mejora de destrezas por todos los tres grupos."

North Bay LGBTQI Families – Descripción proveída por la organización:

  • https://nblgbtqifamilies.org/
  • "North Bay LGBTQI Families se dedica a brindar a las personas LGBTQIA+ (padres, guardianes y niños) recursos para construir una comunidad y abogar por espacios inclusivos, diversos y acogedores en el condado de Sonoma y las áreas circundantes. Además de eventos sociales para toda la familia, nuestro grupo organiza talleres y entrenamientos para que los padres desarrollen las herramientas y habilidades que necesitan para participar en la defensa interseccional de la igualdad y equidad en las escuelas, el gobierno local y en otros lugares de nuestras comunidades semi-rural y suburbano. Los esfuerzos actuales incluyen brindar apoyo social y familiar a jóvenes menores de 12 años en expansión de género a través de reuniones mensuales."
North Bay LGBTQI Families

¡Íconos históricos LGBTQ+ para celebrar todo el mes y año!

Consulte los bases de datos Biography in Contex y Britannica con su tarjeta de biblioteca para aprender sobre estos individuos!

Alejandro Magno

Alejandro Magno
El rey de la Macedonia Griega anciana

Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker
Artista, activista y diseñador de la bandera arcoíris de orgullo LGBTQ+

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Autor y activista

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Poeta del Renacimiento de Harlem

Barbara Gittings

Barbara Gittings
Activista y cofundadora de las Hijas de Bilitis

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Escritora, poeta, filósofa, compositora y monja jerónima

Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson
Activista, reina de drag y individua prominente del Levantamiento de Stonewall

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Artista de gran fama

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer
Dramaturgo, activista de la SIDA, y fundador de ACT UP

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde
Escritora, feminista, mujerista, bibliotecaria y activista por los derechos civiles

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Político y el primer funcionario electo abiertamente gay en California

Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera
Activista y veterana del Levantamiento del Stonewall Inn de 1969

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin
Activista, participante y organizador clave del Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles

José Sarria

José Sarria
El primer candidato abiertamente gay que se postuló por un puesto público, reina de drag y activista política

Sappho

Sappho
Poeta griega anciana

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Matemático, creador de la primera computadora moderna y descifrador de encriptación Nazi durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Artista de gran renombre

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Autor

 

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with Sonoma County Library!

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. In 1994 high school teacher Rodney Wilson worked with other teachers and community leaders to develop this month-long celebration. They decided on October because it occurs when school is in session and also coincides with National Coming Out Day, which is on October 11.

While our community has made great strides, it is important to remember that LGBTQ+ history isn't just a reminder of what we've overcome, but is inspiration for the future as well. It is due to the past work of the queer community that there is more positive LGBTQ+ representation than ever before. Today, each of us can continue this legacy by making sure that our stories are as beautiful and diverse as our community. Celebrate with the library all month long with the events and resources listed below!


Virtual Events

Teen Pride Club

Teen Pride Club (ages 13-18)
Every Tuesday at 4:00pm

All Teen Pride Club events

To register for these programs, follow the links below:

  • October 5
  • October 12: Special Sonoma County LGBTQ+ History presentation
    by local LGBTQ+ historians
  • October 19
  • October 26

Revisiting Coming Out Day in Sonoma County

Revisiting Coming Out Day in Sonoma County
with Magi Fedorka and Adam Richmond
Tuesday, October 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Magi Fedorka and Adam Richmond, two activists from the 1980s and early 1990s, discuss the explosion of political and community organizing efforts during that period. Among many other endeavors, Magi was the organizer of the first National Coming Out Day event in 1988 in Sonoma County. Their presentation will focus on the historical roots of this day in recognition of our LGBTQI+ community. They were involved in the fight against the LaRouche AIDS initiative in 1986 which promised to create lists of HIV-positive individuals and threatened to create quarantine camps. Their additional efforts included the campaign to get the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to pass a Lesbian and Gay Pride Week Resolution, which succeeded finally in 1992.

Advanced registration is required. Please register with your email address to receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins.

This event is presented in English.


Before Castro

Before Castro: LGBTQ San Francisco from the 1930s to 1970
with Shad Reinstein and Tina Dungan
Tuesday, October 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Learn about the wild and crazy early LGBTQ history of San Francisco. Mona’s was the club in the 1930s, a place where “Girls will be boys.” In the 1950s, José Sarria would lead gay men from the Black Cat to the jail. There they stood outside and sang a tune they called “Nelly Queen” to the men arrested that night in raids on gay bars. The Daughters Of Bilitis, the first national Lesbian association, and the Pan Graphic Press, the first Gay press in the world, were founded in San Francisco in the 1950s. What was happening in the Tenderloin? What was the Vanguard Youth Street Sweep? What happened at the Compton Cafeteria Riot in 1966? It all happened before Stonewall!

Advanced registration is required. Please register with your email address to receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins.

This event is presented in English.

Tina Dungan is a life-long resident of Sonoma County. She came out as a lesbian during the early 1970s through her involvement in the Women’s Studies program at SSU. Since 2007, she has been working with others through Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County to capture the cultural and political history of that community from 1965-1995. Ms. Dungan also teaches a class through Santa Rosa Jr College’s Older Adults Program on the LGBTQI History of Sonoma County.

Shad Reinstein came out shortly after Stonewall and has been involved in local and national LGBTQI culture and politics. She co-produced the documentary film, Mom’s Apple Pie, the History of the Lesbian Mothers’ Custody Movement. She is currently researching a lesbian community from the 1930’s. And for the last seven years she has produced OUTwatch, Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival. Her work with Tina on the Timeline has helped her understand the history and culture of Sonoma County, her new home.


Community Partners

Take a look at some of Sonoma County’s wonderful LGBTQ+ community organizations and their history. Visit the websites of our fantastic community partners for more events and resources!


LGBTQ Connection: LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leadership, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents.

  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/
  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/north-bay-lgbtq-events-calendar
  • “What was born as a support group for LGBTQ youth at the VOICES youth center in Napa in early spring 2010, has grown into a comprehensive, multi-county initiative fostering healthy, diverse and inclusive communities, driven by youth and other emerging leaders in the rural and suburban north SF bay area--and a model program for the state of California! As both a hub of LGBTQ information and a thriving center of the community, LGBTQ Connection increases awareness, visibility & wellness.”

Positive Images: Positive Images is a grassroots organization whose mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to Sonoma County's LGBTQIA+ community. We nurture positive self image through creating an affirming environment where everyone can explore their identities, develop leadership skills and participate in building a just and equitable society.

  • https://www.posimages.org/
  • https://www.facebook.com/PosImages/
  • “Positive Images was founded by Jim Foster, a gay LMFT, in 1990. Since then, we've provided a weekly peer-support group for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12+. Today, we still have a weekly youth group (ages 12-18), a weekly adult peer support group (18+), and a youth leadership development program (ages 12 - 24). Our community center in Santa Rosa features drop-in hours where folks can hang out or receive referrals to other supportive resources. We have a media library and a free closet called our Transformation Station. We are open 12-5pm Tuesday through Friday.”
Positive Images

SAY (Social Advocates for Youth): Social Advocates for Youth is always there to serve the most vulnerable children, youth, and their families so they can realize their fullest potential to live their best lives.

  • https://www.saysc.org/
  • https://www.saysc.org/programs/
  • “SAY was established in 1971 by a group of legendary Sonoma County leaders, Judge John Moskowitz, Henry Trione, Chief Probation Officer Bill Mulligan, Lawyer Tadini Bacigalupi and High School Teacher Andy Wahlstrom to provide a constructive alternative to juvenile hall for runaway youth. Since then, SAY has helped over 50,000 youth, aged 5-24. Over the years, SAY has continually refined its program formula to break cycles of abuse and hopelessness. That formula incorporates three pillars: housing, counseling and careers. The product: Youth who are stable and able to rise to life’s challenges and opportunities.”

Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County: Our mission is to document the involvement of lesbians in creating community for women in Sonoma County, Ca, 1965-1995.

  • https://www.facebook.com/wsnarchives/
  • “In 2007 six older lesbians got together to share our concern for the lack of public information about the formidable Sonoma County Lesbian Movement. Over a few months' time we had generated a list of sixty organizations and businesses created or led by lesbians who were active during the politically turbulent years of 1965 and 1995. Today we are a small group of nine lesbians dedicated to preserving the history of the Sonoma County lesbian community that began during those years of social upheaval.”
Lesbian Archives

TransLife: The vision of the TRANSLIFE Community Conference and the TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium is the foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender/gender-nonconforming population, those who love them, and those who serve them.

  • https://translifeconference.org/
  • “In 2015, a group of dedicated individuals came together to create an event to foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender and gender-nonconforming population, those who love them, and those who serve them. This became the first TRANSLIFE Community Conference. The vision of the TRANSLIFE Community Conference and the TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium is the foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender/gender-nonconforming population, those who love them, and those who serve them. The outcome of these two events is strengthened social networks, deeper community engagement, and increased skills across all three of these groups.”

North Bay LGBTQI Families: Building community and advocating for families with LGBTQIA+ parents, caregivers, and children in Sonoma County, California and the surrounding areas of the North Bay.

  • https://nblgbtqifamilies.org/
  • "Founded in 2017, North Bay LGBTQI Families seeks to provide families with LGBTQIA+ parents, caregivers, and children with a means of building community and advocating for inclusive, diverse, and welcoming spaces in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas. In addition to planning family-friendly social events, our group hosts workshops and other training opportunities for parents to develop the tools and skills they need to engage in intersectional advocacy for equity in schools, local government, and elsewhere in our rural, semi-rural, and suburban communities. We also host monthly social and family gatherings for gender expansive youth under 12."
North Bay LGBTQI Families

LGBTQ+ Historical Icons to celebrate this month and all year long!

Learn more about these figures at the Bigraphy in Context and Britannica databases with your library card!

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
King of the ancient Greek Macedonia

Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker
Artist, activist, and designer of rainbow pride flag

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Author and activist

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Barbara Gittings

Barbara Gittings
Activist and co-founder of the Daughters of Bilitis

Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writer, Philosopher, Composer, Poet, and Hieronyite Nun

Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson
Activist, drag queen, and prominent figure in Stonewall Uprising

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Artist

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer
Playright, AIDS activist, and founder of ACT UP

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde
Writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and Civil Rights activist

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politician and first openly gay elected official in California

Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera
Activist and Veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Inn Uprising

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin
Activist and key organizer and participant in the Civil Rights Movement

José Sarria

José Sarria
First openly gay candidate for public office in the U.S., Drag Queen, and Political Activist

Sappho

Sappho
Ancient Greek Poet

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Mathematician, creator of first modern computer, and decoder of Nazi encryption during World War II.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Artist

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Author

 

¡Celebremos la Libertad de Leer!

Banned Books

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma se observa la Semana de los Libros Prohibídos desde el 26 de septiembre al 2 de octubre, 2021. La semana se estableció en la década de 1980 y celebra la libertad de leer y resalta la resistencia a la censura de libros en escuelas y bibliotecas públicas. La censura de libros por bibliotecarios o miembros de la comunidad rompe con la protección constitucional de la libertad de espresión y no se acuerde con el Código de Éticas de la La Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos (ALA). Gracias a los atentos trabajadores de bibliotecas, maestros, padres, estudiantes y campeones de la libertad de expresión, prohibiciones de libros usualmente fallan.

El deseo de protegerles a otros de ideas inapropiadas o difíciles, frequentemente en referencia a los niños de padres preocupados, es la razón más citada para prohibir un libro. Remover acceso a un libro no es una expresión de protección sino un ataque contra la libertad de expresión de los demás. Encuestas sugieran que la mayoría de las prohibiciones de libros no son reportados y a menudo no se notan en las noticias. Los prohibiciones de libros mayormente pasan en las bibliotecas públicas, las aulas y bibliotecas de escuelas y las academias. Puede apoyar promotar la libertad de expresión intelectual por leer libros prohibidos y reportar intentos de censura a la Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA.

Report Censorship

La Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA provee apoyo confidencial a cualquier individuo pasándose por una prohibición. El apoyo se realizará en forma de cartas, reseñas de libros, recursos, temas de conversación, o apoyo emocional. Reporte la censura en línea o por teléfono al 1-800545-2433 ext. 4226.

Los 10 libros más desafiantes de 2020

La Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA recordó 156 censuras de materiales en bibliotecas, escuelas y universidades durante el 2020. De los 273 libros vistos, aquí son los más prohibidos, también con la razón por la censura. Haga clíc en la portada del libro para hacer un pedido por él de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma para que haga su propio asesoramiento.


George

George
por Alex Gino (elle/elles)

Razones:
Desafiados, prohibidos y restringidos por contenido LGBTQIA+, en conflicto con un punto de vista religioso, y no reflejando “los valores de nuestra comunidad.

Stamped

Stamped: El Racismo, El Antirracismo y Tú
por Ibram X. Kendi (él/él)
y Jason Reynolds (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibida y impugnada debido a las declaraciones públicas del autor y a las afirmaciones de que el libro contiene “incidentes de narración selectiva” y no abarca el racismo contra todas las personas.


All American Boys

All American Boys
de Jason Reynolds (él/él)
and Brendan Kiely (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por la profanidad, el uso de drogas y el alcoholismo, y porque se pensaba que promovería opiniones antipoliciales, contenía temas divisivos y era “demasiado un asunto delicado en este momento.”

Speak

Speak
de Laurie Halse Anderson (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibido, desafiado y restringido porque se pensaba que contenía un punto de vista político, que era sesgado contra los estudiantes masculinos y por la inclusión de la novela de violación y profanidad.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
por Sherman Alexie (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por profanidad, referencias sexuales, y alegaciones de mala conducta sexual por el autor.

Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town
por Marianne Celano (ella/ella),
Marietta Collins (ella/ella),
y Ann Hazzard (ella/ella),
ilustrado por Jennifer Zivoin (ella/ella)

Razones:
Desafiados por un “lenguaje divisivo” y porque se pensaba que promovía opiniones antipoliciales.


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
por Harper Lee (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibidos y desafiados por insultos raciales y su efecto negativo en los estudiantes, con un carácter de “salvador blanco”, y su percepción de la experiencia negra.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
por John Steinbeck (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por insultos raciales y estereotipos racistas, y su efecto negativo en los estudiantes.


The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
por Toni Morrison (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado porque fue considerado sexualmente explícito y representado abuso sexual de niños.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
por Angie Thomas (ella/ella)

Razones:
Desafiados por la profanidad, se pensaba que promocionaban un mensaje antipolicial.


Recursos adicionales

Consulte estas páginas web para obtener más información y recursos sobre la Semana de los Libros Prohibidos y la censura.

 

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