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Thank you for reading CSE Media Center's news section. Expect this section to be updated regularly with announcements, event details, information on new arrivals, and stories from CSE classrooms.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month this May

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and CSE is excited to celebrate with you all! The vast majority of our CSE families are ethnically Hmong, Karenni, or Karen and identify as Asian American. Many of our Hmong students’ parents or grandparents came to the US from camps in Thailand as refugees fleeing persecution during and after the Secret War in Laos, while many of our Karenni families left Myanmar to escape a dangerous civil war. This month, we aim to highlight and honor these stories and experiences through the celebration of literature by Asian American authors that share nuanced and diverse Asian American experiences. The media center has a large collection of such books. Be sure to explore our Hmong Studies BookList as well as our AAPI Heritage Month BookList.

Celebrate Earth Week!

While Earth Day only comes once a year (April 22), we at the media center think every day should be Earth Day. There are many great books in the media center collection that highlight the wonder and beauty of the planet we call home. Look through the Every Day is Earth Day BookList to find children's fiction, middle readers fiction, YA fiction, science books (ecosystems, global warming, conservation, etc.), poetry, and much more. Whether you’re celebrating Earth Day or planning a science lesson about the Earth, this book list is full of great stuff.

Spring is Here!

Happy April CSE! It seems that Spring has finally sprung. There is no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons guessed it...READING! Check out some of our favorite Spring reads below, and be sure to browse the library catalog for many, many more!

Yang Warriors Live Event (In Case You Missed It!)

Hmong Studies Section


Volunteer at the CSE Media Center!

The CSE Media Center welcomes volunteers! Volunteers may assist with administrative library tasks (eg. re-shelving, managing the collection, assisting student patrons), read to students, or help keep the library clean and inviting. Volunteers may assist on a regular schedule (preferred) or on a limited, drop-in basis. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alex Karpicke at: