Make and Shake Maracas

This project is inspired by You Come From Greatness. We are the extension of our ancestors and the creators of the future. You Come From Greatness is a celebration of Black History. Read about the people who preceded you in American history, and the greatness you could possibly achieve in your own lifetime.  Written by...

Make Tactile Emotes

This project is inspired by The Year We Learned to Fly. Jacqueline Woodson says, "Sometimes the first step toward change is closing our eyes, taking a breath, and imagining a different way." Our beautiful minds and imaginative spirits will teach us how to fly. Read the story of a girl and her brother as they...

Make Paper Dollhouses

This project is inspired by Magic Trash: The Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art. You've seen what kids at reDiscover Center can do with upcycled materials, but have you seen what a whole town can do? Tyree Guyton reclaims Detroit's crumbling communities using art. Find this book at our Chill Zone on your next...

Express the void within

This project was inspired by The Void, written by Anna Llenas. The Void is a storybook about a young girl named Julia, who one day discovers a void in herself. She goes through life in collaged and creative reuse imagery trying to find something, ANYTHING, to fill it. Watch the animated adaptation of the Void...

Make Pom-Poms

This project was inspired by Be Amazing, written by Desmond is Amazing  @DesmondisAmazing and illustrated by Dylan Glynn @dylanglynn.mov. Be Amazing tells the history of Pride in the United States. The author, Desmond is Amazing, explains why Pride is important for everyone: "Pride is a feeling of honor and self-respect. It is the feeling of...

Map Out Your Community

This project was inspired by Paletero Man, written by Lucky Diaz @theluckyband_ and illustrated by Micah Player @micahplayer. Paletero Man tells the story of a young boy who frolics down the city of Los Angeles on a hot summer day in search of Paletero Jose for an icy treat. On his way, he comes across many...

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