Youth in print

Hear the authentic voices of area kids in a new book hitting the shelves courtesy of the tireless folks at 826Michigan. What to Call the Place I Call Home: Voices of 26 Ypsilanti Middle School Students is a collection of student writing that was the end product of a year’s collaboration between 826Michigan and the school. The nonprofit writing center’s staff and volunteers worked through an entire school year with the kids of Ypsilanti Middle School, providing one-on-one attention and teaching them the joy of literature. The result is a fun and moving set of musings on “self, place and time,” including humor, fiction, memoir and more.

You can buy it online for $10 at, or at 826Michigan’s headquarters (cleverly disguised as Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair!). 115 E. Liberty St. 734-761-3463.