LINKS Book Lists

The cooperative project between YDL and The Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Inc. involved the creation of five reading lists for various age groups that feature African-American authors and illustrators. A small collection of these books will be hosted at the Parkridge Community Center throughout their Summer Camp sessions, and the rest will be available at the library. 

The hope is that these reading lists will provide a rich source of high-quality literature that is both developmentally appropriate and reflective of African-American experiences in order to spark a love of reading among children and teens. Children who complete the reading list for their age group will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the summer.

LINKS Preschool Book List
LINKS K-3rd Grade Book List
LINKS 4th-5th Grade Book List
LINKS 6th-8th Grade Book List
LINKS 9th-12th Grade Book List

About the Ypsilanti District Library
The Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry. For more information about these bibliographies, visit our website, call 734-482-4110 x1340, or drop into one of our four locations.

About Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
The Ann Arbor Chapter of The Links, Inc. is committed to increasing the prosperity of the African American Community of Washtenaw County Michigan through education, economic and social justice initiatives. Formed in 1979, the group has funded community projects like the Imagination Library, provided scholarships to students throughout Washtenaw County, created a library at Peace Neighborhood Center, and partnered with other organization to promote literacy and the Warm the Children campaign. Their motto is “Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service.” You can learn more about The Links on their local website or national website.

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