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Great Stories Club

Apply now to be part of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program!

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club, a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work.

Up to 25 selected libraries will work with small groups of teens to read and discuss three titles on the theme "Growing Up Brave on the Margins." The TRHT Great Stories Club will feature books that explore the coming-of-age experience for young people in historically marginalized groups, including Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

Visit the project guidelines and apply online by February 16, 2018.

The TRHT GSC is a part of the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation efforts, a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

The TRHT GSC is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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