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    Popular Author, Zetta Elliott, to Visit Bryant!Photo of Author Zetta Elliott

    Author Zetta Elliott will be visiting with all of Bryant’s students on January 22 in the library. Her popular fantasy novel, Dragons in a Bag, is one of the Global Reading Challenge selections this year, and she’ll be telling us about the next installment, The Dragon Thief.

    Zetta visits us from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she has a lively career as a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. Additionally, she has taught at several outstanding colleges, including Ohio University and Mount Holyoke.

    Third Place Books will be here to sell some of Zetta’s titles. If you would like to purchase a book, please download and complete the order form (or see Ms. Aliverti for a form) and return to us by 8:00 a.m. on January 22.


    Our Annual Read-A-Thon Commences

    Our annual Bryant Library Read-A-Thon is about to begin! This motivates students to set daily reading goals for the winter break, AND when family and friends sponsor them, Bryant Library gets more books! This year not only will proceeds go towards buying new books for our library, but we will donate a percentage of the profits to our Title I sister school. Bryant PTSA has generously offered to sponsor any student, so everyone can participate. Prizes include donut parties for every class with 100% participation, bookstore gift certificates, and lunch at the Bryant Café with Ms. Aliverti & Ms. Hill. Information packets will be distributed by class this week. If you have any questions, contact Anne Aliverti at or Elizabeth Hill at Happy reading!

    Welcome and Welcome Back, Hawks!

    Aliverti Family on Vacation

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I’m excited to see both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you in my tenth year as teacher-librarian. Although working hard over the summer to review new books and other materials so that our Hawks’ brains will soar, I did take time to explore with my family. We traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where we visited some historic sites, as well as Busch Gardens. Note to potential amusement park visitors: do not order the chocolate sundae and proceed to ride the Griffon roller coaster. Nope: not advisable!

    I look forward to sharing lots of new titles with our readers. A few years ago, during my first visit to Paris, I made frequent stops at famous American bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Of course, any bookstore with a friendly cat immediately wins me over. Also compelling, their sign reading: “Open door, open book, open mind, open heart.”

    As we respond to events happening in our school, community, and world, I’m reminded of how much reading contributes to our empathy and capacity to respond to each other with compassion and kindness. So, I’ve borrowed this wonderful motto, as we open our minds and hearts together.

    Please contact me or stop by any time, so we can talk about great books, literacy, and other precautions to take at a fun park!

    Contact Info

    Picture of Anne Aliverti

    Anne Aliverti

    Bryant Elementary School
    3311 NE 60th Street
    Seattle, WA 98115

    Library Hours
    Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:00


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