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Ypsilanti Community Middle School students to receive Free Books for World Book Night

Feb 25, 2014

Students enrolled in the ACTech small learning community at Ypsilanti Community Middle School will be receiving free books in conjunction with World Book Night next month.

Zora and Me

The 7th and 8th grad students will get copies of “Zora and Me” by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon.

Debbie Swanson is Teacher Leader for ACTech.  She says the work done in the small learning community so far this school year has been so productive and positive that “the opportunity to place a book in each student’s hands will feel like a reward for their  focus and hard work.”

World Book Night takes place April 23rd. A total of 325 ACTech students will receive copies of “Zora and Me” that night.

Melissa Brooks-Yip, coordinator of instruction for Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s Achievement Initiatives, says student and teachers will have their own copies of the book, and will be able to discuss it “as a community of readers and learners.”