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March 28, 2021

WGVU – Local resident launches project to provide books written by or representing Black people and culture

  By MICHELLE JOKISCH POLO • DEC 6, 2019 Aari Wade wants her kids to have access to books with characters that look like them, but […]
March 28, 2021

GR Magazine – Celebrating Black literature

The Black Book Exchange Box project encourages reading. By Pasha Shipp – May 5, 2020   You’ve probably seen them before — little wooden boxes, often resembling […]
March 27, 2021

The ‘Gander – Free Little Libraries Get Some Color: Michigan Woman Creates The Black Book Exchange Box

WRITTEN BY ELLEN CHAMBERLAIN ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MAY 13, 2020 10:22 AM EDT Photo via Facebook When Aarie Wade realized that her family was the only one contributing […]
March 27, 2021

WZZM – One Good Thing: Mother gets grant for 6 book boxes to feature work from black authors

A local mom wanted more books that her daughters could relate to. The idea took off. Author: Nick LaFave Published: 7:12 PM EST February 25, 2020 […]
March 27, 2021

FOX – Organization installing book houses across Grand Rapids to collect black literature

By: Brandi Scarber Posted at 10:37 PM, Dec 05, 2019 and last updated 5:17 PM, Dec 09, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman in Grand Rapids […]