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Each year we choose a different Family Read title. Read as a family, talk about the book, come to fun programs to bring the book to life.

We’ve narrowed our list to five books. Help us decide which one will be the 2021-2022 Family Read. Click the button to the right to tell us which book sounds like the one you most want to read. Be sure to log your Summer Challenge Code, too!

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YPSIREADS

Clean Getaway

by Nic Stone

Race to the Sun

by Rebecca Roanhorse

American as Paneer Pie

by Supriya Kelkar

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

by Janae Marks

Any Day with You

by Mae Respicio

THE STORY

Fasten Your Seatbelt: G’ma’s never conventional, so this trip won’t be either. Use the Green Book: G’ma’s most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home. Eleven-year-old Scoob is about to discover that the world hasn’t always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren’t always what they seem–his G’ma included.

THE STORY

Rick Riordan presents Indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse’s thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she’s a monsterslayer and her brother has special powers, too. Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.

THE STORY

As the only Indian American kid in her small Michigan town, Lekha feels like she has two versions of herself: Home Lekha, who loves watching Bollywood movies and eating Indian food, and School Lekha, who pins her hair over her bindi birthmark and avoids confrontation at all costs. After a racist incident shakes her town, she learns the power of her own voice.

THE STORY

With bakery confections on one part of her mind, and her father Marcus’s conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn’t know how to balance. A story of a courageous girl who questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right—even in the face of great opposition.

THE STORY

Kaia and her friends are part of a creative arts camp where they’re working on a short movie to enter in a contest. The movie is inspired by the Filipino folktales that her great-grandfather who lives with her family tells. When Tatang decides to return to his homeland in the Philippines, Kaia will do anything to convince him not to go.

ACTIVITIES

Take a virtual trip across the US at library programs, learn about the Green Book, make your own travel guide.

ACTIVITIES

Hear a Anishinabeg storyteller, explore your own family’s history and strengths, write a legend with YpsiWrites.

ACTIVITIES

Try new recipes and food, see a traditional Indian dance and music performance, write a letter to a representative about a topic important to you.

ACTIVITIES

Participate in a cupcake decorating contest, learn about the Innocence Project, hear music from the book, make postcards.

ACTIVITIES

Learn special effects and makeup techniques, make your own short movie, see a Filipino arts and cultural performance.

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