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African American Oral History Archive

The Ypsilanti District Library is launching an archive of African American Oral History. Oral Histories will be digitized and available online. The work is funded by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. While the events associated with the process are geared towards adults, local students will benefit from having this information available in the future. Ypsilanti …

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Movie Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Fall Movie Inspired Summer Reading

Earlier this summer I shared reading recommendations inspired by summer movies. This weekend we were at the movies and our previews included several fall movies based on books. Disclosure: Ann Arbor with Kids is compensated for sales through Amazon links below. Thank you for your support by using these links. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar …

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Introducing Melody Ellison, the newest American Girl

Disclosure: I was invited to Melody Ellison’s Debut Party and received a Melody Doll in exchange for this recap and review. All opinions are my own. Introducing Melody Ellison Melody Ellison is American Girls’ newest doll in the BeForever line of historical dolls. She was a 9 year old girl in 1964 Detroit. Through her stories, Melody explores the history …

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The Olympics - Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

Olympic Themed Books – Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

Is your child fascinated with The Olympics? Today’s Summer Reading Recommendations are inspired by the Olympics.  Ann Arbor with Kids receives compensation for sales through links below. Shopping through these links helps to support the site. Magic Treehouse My daughter learned so much about different historical topics from reading the Magic Treehouse books. Of course it was …

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Thomas Summer Reading Recommendations

Thomas the Train – Monday Summer Reading

Thomas the Train Books are this week’s Monday Summer Reading Recommendation My daughter loved Thomas the Train from the time she was a baby through her preschool years. Her first exposure to Thomas was through the books and then the toys and the videos. One of her favorite books was Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge. Day Out with …

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American Girl Book Sets

American Girl – Monday Summer Reading

This is part of our Monday Summer Reading Series In honor of the temporary American Girl Store opening at Twelve Oaks Mall this weekend, I would like to suggest the books based on the historical line of dolls from American Girl. My daughter has read many of the series and they gave her a chance to experience American …

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Harry Potter - Monday Summer Reading Recommendation

Harry Potter – Summer Reading Recommendations

The Harry Potter Series is today’s Monday Summer Reading Recommendation. We’re fast approaching the end of July, which any Harry Potter fan knows is when Hogwarts letters arrive and also Harry’s Birthday (on July 31). This year July 31 is more special with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  My daughter loves the Harry Potter series. Last …

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Warriors Series – Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

This post is part of our Monday Summer Reading Series. We were on vacation this weekend and only got home late tonight after my daughter’s softball game, so I don’t have a lot of time to write today’s Summer Reading Series. My daughter is eagerly awaiting a trip to the library to get the next book in the Warriors Series …

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Fourth of July Inspired Reading Recommendations

Fourth of July Inspired Book Recommendations

This post is part of our Monday Summer Reading Series. Since today is Independence Day, today’s book recommendations are inspired by American History. Disclosure: Support Ann Arbor with Kids by shopping through our Amazon links below. Magic Tree House: American History Quartet My daughter loved the Magic Tree House series. We started reading them out loud …

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Movie Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer Movies Inspire Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer is known as both a great movie season and a time for summer reading. This week’s Summer Reading Recommendations focuses on books which have inspired the movies. With Disney’s BFG opening this week it seemed like a perfect time to explore books that have inspired both movies opening soon and those that are showing in the Dollar Movies. …

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