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African American Interest

African American Interest

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A collection of interviews of Ypsilanti residents who lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement.

ancestry
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A large collection of census, vital, military, and immigration records for genealogy research. ***For a temporary period of time during the Covid-19 outbreak, you can access Ancestry from anywhere – not just from a library computer!***

Book Lists

#ownvoices Picture Books by African American Authors

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Great books for kids ages 2-9 by African American authors. This collection ranges from being published a while ago to only several years ago. With a range of styles and topics, you’re sure to find something that you love.

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Black Lives Matter

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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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Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

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Graphic novels for kids and teens by BIPOC authors.

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Netflix Bookmarks

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Books that spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism!

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