Interest: Ypsi Family Read
Published: December 28, 2020
Hear Chapter 6 of Look Both Ways!
Published: November 1, 2020
We’ve got this year’s Family Read page packed with activities and thought exercises.
The King of Kindergarten Barnes, Derrick D. author. Find in catalog I will be fierce! Birdsong, Bea author. 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 Maybe something beautiful : how art transformed a neighborhood Campoy, F. Isabel author. Find in catalog The ring bearer Cooper, Floyd author, illustrator. Find in catalog Not quite Snow White Franklin, Ashley author. Find in catalog I walk with Vanessa / A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness Kerascoët author, illustrator. Find in …
Published: October 30, 2020
Hear Chapter 2 of 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.
Published: July 21, 2020
Each season we choose an Ypsi Family Read book we hope everyone will read. This year we don’t yet know if it will be safe to have an in-person celebration, but if not, be sure we’ll provide plenty of fun, hands-on activity ideas you can engage in as a family from home to prompt conversations. And watch for more Zoom Family Town Halls like the one we’re having August 1 and maybe a virtual author visit depending on the book you help choose!Based on current events, social justice, and our desire to share the latest fiction from a diverse group …
Published: January 20, 2020
We had lots of library activities planned to hep bring the book alive. But in our effort to help stop the spread of Covid-19, the library had to close. Instead, log into the Spring Challenge to earn two special badges. To earn the Family Read badge, visit the author’s website and explore some of her suggested activities on page 6 of this resource guide. She has a playlist where you can listen to songs from the book. And you can make your own zines using Linette Lao’s YpsiWrites Zine Making Guide. Upload a photo of it in the YpsiWrites Spring …
Our Spring 2020 Family Read is The First Rule of Punk by Celiz C. Perez. It is perfect for grades 3-8. We want everyone to be part of the conversation. Checkout these related books to share with younger readers! What If… Berger, Samantha author. Find in catalog This Little Trailblazer: A girl power primer Holub, Joan author. Find in catalog Punk Farm Krosoczka, Jarrett Find in catalog Strictly No Elephants Mantchev, Lisa Find in catalog Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book Morales, Yuyi Find in catalog Viva Frida Morales, Yuyi Find in catalog Dreamers Morales, Yuyi author. …
Published: December 25, 2019
Hear Chapter 4 of Look Both Ways!
Published: October 17, 2019
Hear Chapter 9 of Look Both Ways!
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.
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.
Our Fall 2019 Family Read selection is full of mysteries and local history. Younger readers can join the conversation with these picture books that touch on the same themes.
Published: July 10, 2019
Cast your vote for the next Family Read book. After voting, use a special code to earn a badge in the Summer Challenge!