For this month’s display case and book selection, Sullivan Library is celebrating Founder’s Week by honoring Antonio de Montesinos for his efforts to support the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Antonio de Montesinos was a Dominican friar who was a missionary on Hispanola during Spain’s attempt to colonize the island in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. He is best known for a famous sermon he gave on December of 1511 where he condemned the colonists for enslaving the natives of Hispanola. Montesinos was eventually run out of Hispanola by the colonists for his unpopular opinion; however, he and his fellow Dominicans were ultimately successful in convincing the King of the inhumane nature of the colonists’ abuse and enslavement of the natives. This broke the ice for future laws to be created in order to protect native rights.
Indigenous people are people who inhabited a land prior to it being taken by colonizing societies. According to the United Nations, Indigenous people occupy 20% of the world’s land. However, when discussing Indigenous Peoples, it is crucial to understand that there are thousands of groups which are very diverse from one another. They live in nearly every country and every continent in the world. Continue reading
May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in every five adults in the United States will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In an effort to bring this issue to light and remove stigma, Mental Health Awareness month seeks to educate the public about mental illness and related issues, in addition to promoting wellness concepts and support.
We have compiled a Bibliography for Mental Health Awareness which features a collection of books related to mental health and wellness related topics.
The library recently purchased over 20 new titles related to Teacher Education! This popular DC program gives students the option to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in an Education. The program best suits students who desire to work in the field of Childhood, Early Childhood, or Adolescence Education, as well as those interested in Students with Disabilities. The Masters program offers an accelerated study of the same curriculum, including an additional avocation, concentrating on teaching the blind and visually impaired.
Below are some featured titles of note. We also compiled a bibliography on the subject that any Teacher Education student should consult!
April started being recognized as Poetry Month in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets in order to encourage the reading and publication of American poetry, as well as supporting poets’ and their legacy. Over the last 20 years, National Poetry Month has become one of the largest literary celebrations in the world! To show our appreciation for poetry this month, we have compiled a bibliography of both print and electronic books in or collection related to an expansive variety of poetry and poets. Continue reading for an overview of our featured poetry books.