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Look Both Ways

Published: September 5, 2020

The Ypsi Family Read brings our entire community together around one book. This season’s pick is Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds.

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Talking with Kids about Race and Racism

Published: September 2, 2020

Our final installment in our family townhall anti-racism series.

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Ypsi Farm and Garden Tour

Published: August 1, 2020

Take a virtual tour of a few of Ypsi’s farms and educational gardens to see who’s growing local food!

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Self-Care, Community Care, and Reflection

Published: July 28, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Teens Believe Black Lives Matter

Published: July 27, 2020

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Community Transformation and Uplifting the Voices of Young People

Published: July 22, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination

Published: July 13, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

KIDS Akissi Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- Find in catalog Crossover Alexander, Kwame author. Find in catalog Lowriders in Space Camper, Cathy Find in catalog Pashmina Chanani, Nidhi Find in catalog New Kid Craft, Jerry author, illustrator. Find in catalog Sci-Fu Mercado, Yehudi Find in catalog TEENS Aya of Yop City Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- Find in catalog I Am Enough Byers, Grace, author. Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another. Find in catalog Kindred Duffy, Damian Find in catalog Bingo Love Franklin, Tee Find in catalog March: Book One Lewis, John, 1940 February …

Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: The Power of Stories

Published: July 8, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Race Relations

Book lists, movies, and activities for all ages to increase understanding about race.

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Documentaries on Police Brutality and Race Relations

Published: June 9, 2020

This is a collection of documentaries available on Hoopla that focus on specific events and ideas surrounding police brutality and race relations.

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Black Lives Matter

It’s important for all kids to see books with characters of all colors who are just kids being kids, as well as stories of empowered, successful black people. Here are a few of our recently published favorites.

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Anti-Racism Book List for Adults

Published: June 4, 2020

The following books are available through YDL’s digital collections:Abu-Jamal, Mumia | Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? ebook on HooplaAlexander, Michelle | The New Jim Crowebook on HooplaAnderson, William & Zoe Samudzi | As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberationebook on HooplaCoates, Ta-Nehisi | Between the World and Meebook and eaudio on OverdriveDavis, Angela | Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movementeaudio on Hoopla, ebook on OverdriveDiAngelo, Robin | White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racismebook & eaudio on OverdriveDunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne | An Indigenous Peoples’ History of …

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Covid-19 and Racial Health Disparities

Published: April 21, 2020

Covid19 has shined a light on racial health disparities. Find out more information.

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Family Read Ypsi History Geocache Scavenger Hunt

Published: October 8, 2019

Ready to go on an adventure? Get a chance to explore historical Ypsilanti on the Family Read scavenger hunt! Collect all 6 tokens to win a special prize.

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Solve A Mystery with the Ypsi Family Read

Published: September 9, 2019

The Ypsi Family Read brings our entire community together around one book. This season’s pick, The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, will come to life with a scavenger hunt that takes families on a trip through local history.

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Book Group Offers Scholarships to Ypsi Grads

Published: April 9, 2019

The African American Authors Book Discussion Group are awarding book scholarships to area to graduating high school seniors from the Ypsilanti area.

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Celebrate Black History Month with the #ReadingBlackout Challenge

Published: February 6, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month 2019 with the #ReadingBlackout challenge and events throughout February.

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Jason Reynolds’ book Ghost featured in the Ypsi Family Read

Published: October 8, 2018

For more information contact: Jodi Krahnke Head of Youth Services 734-482-4110 x1304 jodi@ypsilibrary.org                                                                                                Starting this season the Ypsilanti District Library is bringing forth the “One Community, One Book” model to kids and families with the Ypsi Family Read. This new program is aimed at bringing the community together to encourage kids and families to …

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Jason Reynolds’ “Ghost” kicks off the Ypsi Family Read

Published: August 27, 2018

The Ypsi Family Read brings kids and families together to read and celebrate a book! This season’s book is Ghost, by Jason Reynolds.

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