For Grantees: Finding Your Voice: Speaking Truth to Power

Finding Your Voice: Speaking Truth to Power

Created by Susana M. Morris, Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Angelina M. Cortes, Sno-Isle Libraries; Joslyn Bowling Dixon, Prince William Library System; and Amira Shabana, Proviso East High School.

The "Finding Your Voice" theme is part of the Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

Grantees may log in to view their original application, complete a schedule of programs, and work on the final report at our online application site. Additional resources for participating libraries are below.


  • Applications accepted online Sept. 5 - Nov. 16, 2018
  • Grant notification: Dec. 7, 2018
  • Programming Term: March 1 - Dec. 31, 2019
  • Workshop for grantees: March 7 - 8, 2019 in Chicago (PDF agenda)
  • Online final report due: January 31, 2020 or within 30 days of final program (preview the final report form or log in to begin)

Reading List

Grantees have selected up to four books from the reading list below.

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Programming Materials

Promotional Materials

See Also

Advisors and Participating Libraries