Did you know the library has a collection of “hi-lo” (high interest, low readability) books? Characterized by a short length and approachable vocabulary, these books are housed within the YA fiction section and are great for struggling readers, readers learning English, or anyone who wants a quick read!
Plymouth patrons will once again join hundreds of communities across the state participating in the Great Michigan Read 2023-24 by reading Angeline Boulley’s The Firekeeper’s Daughter! The Great Michigan Read aims to connect Michiganders by deepening readers’ understanding of our state, our society, and our humanity. Presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Library of Michigan, Image Creative Group, and BiblioBoard.Laborers’ International Union of North America, MSU Federal Credit Union, and Library of Michigan.
Made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. The list below celebrates fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality.
Every year on June 12th, it’s a global day of visibility, education, and community. Loving Day celebrates the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in the US following the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia in 1967. Celebrate this day by adding a few nonfiction and fiction to your to-read list that feature interracial relationships.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Celebrate with one of these recommended YA novels with Jewish characters written by Jewish authors, or a biography of a famous Jewish American!
Get Inspired. Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution. For Earth Day 2023, we need to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably. Get started today with this book list to inspire planet-saving action at any age.
In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we are highlighting books about the diverse experiences, cultures, and contributions of Arab American people. These works of fiction and nonfiction were written by authors who challenge notions of rigid racial identities—there is no single Arab American person, but a multitude.
Looking for your next great read? Then why not browse a list of award winners for inspiration! These books have been read by panels of judges who considered them to be excellent, so you’re sure to find something incredible!