TRHT Great Stories Club "Growing Up Brave"- Participating Libraries

Growing Up Brave on the Margins

The following 35 libraries were selected to participate in ALA's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club. Learn more about the TRHT Great Stories Club.


  • Juneau Public Library, partnering with Johnson Youth Center (Juneau, AK)
  • University of Alaska Southeast, partnering with Juneau School District (Juneau, AK)


  • Civic Center Secondary School, San Francisco Unified School District (San Francisco, CA)
  • Indio Branch Library, partnering with Indio Juvenile Hall (Indio, CA)
  • Los Angeles Public Library, partnering with the Bresee Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Monrovia Public Library, partnering with Canyon Oaks High School (Monrovia, CA)
  • San Francisco Public Library, partnering with San Francisco Unified School District (San Francisco, CA)
  • Solano County Library, partnering with the Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility (Vacaville, CA) 
  • Sonoma County Library, partnering with Sonoma County Office of Education: Amarosa Academy (Rohnert Park, CA) 


  • Garfield County Public Library District, partnering with the Yampah Mountain High School (Rifle, CO)


  • Danbury Library, partnering with Danbury Youth Services (Danbury, CT)


  • Miami-Dade Public Library System, partnering with the Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department  (Miami, FL)


  • Georgia Southern University, partnering with the Hubert Middle School Teens for Literacy Program (Savannah, GA)


  • Skokie Public Library, partnering with Niles Central High School (Skokie, IL)


  • Baltimore County Public Library, partnering with the Charles Hickey Jr. School (Parkville, MD)
  • Wicomico Public Libraries, partnering with the Newton Street Community Center (Salisbury, MD)


  • Attleboro Public Library, partnering with the Attleboro Community Academy (Attleboro, MA)


  • Jackson District Library, partnering with the Jackson County Youth Center (Jackson, MI)
  • Traverse Area District Library, partnering with the Traverse City High School (Traverse City, MI)


  • Saint Peter Public Library (St. Peter, MN)


  • Batesville Public Library, partnering with Millcreek of Batesville (Batesville, MS)


  • Billings Public Library, partnering with the Free Verse Project (Billings, MT)


  • Norfolk Public Library, partnering with The Zone After School (Norfolk, NE)

New Jersey

  • Atlantic County Institute of Technology (Mays Landing, NJ)

New York

  • Southworth Library Association, partnering with The William George Agency for Children's Service (Dryden, NY)
  • Queens Public Library (Cambria Heights, NY)


  • Morely Library, partnering with Harvey High School's "Harvey Hub" (Painesville, OH)


  • Mabel C. Fry Public Library, partnering with the Fort Reno Adolescent Center (Yukon, OK)

Rhode Island

  • Providence Public Library, partnering with Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College (Providence, RI)


  • Kingsport Public Library, partnering with Girls Inc. of Kingsport (Kingsport, TN)


  • Slover Library, partnering with TWP - The Youth Movement Teens With a Purpose, and 4H (Norfolk, VA)
  • Prince William County Public Schools (Manassas, VA)
  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library, partnering with Rappahannock Juvenile Center (Stafford, VA)
  • Suffolk Public Library, partnering with Turlington Woods School (Suffolk, VA)


  • Seattle Public Library, partnering with Interagency Academy Alternative High School (Seattle, WA)

The Great Stories Club is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.