Clarkston Library Creates “Teen Zine” Through Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant

In June 2018, Clarkston Library was awarded an Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant to create a “Teen Zine” that focused on creative writing, media and visual arts. The publication is called “Hear Us: Teen Voices From Across DeKalb.” Effuah Chisholm, who headed the project is one of 70 educators in 29 states who implemented the new program during the academic year ending in June 2019.  Participants were solicited from DeKalb High Schools. Monthly meetings were held from October through January and  with the help of additional DCPL Staff members, the final product was submitted for print in May. A total of 11 teens participated in the project. You can see the Teen Zine here