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New Podcast! EDISJ with Jessica Bratt

by on March 29, 2020

Our guest is Jessica Bratt, Youth Services Manager at the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library. Jessica began the DigiBridge partnership with Grand Rapids Public Schools, and received national recognition as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She writes reviews for library trade publications, serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Library Association, and on the ALA 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury Committee. She presents nationwide on “Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes.” She was interviewed for MTV’s article “In Trump’s America, Activist Librarians Who Won’t Be Shushed.”  Jessica is also currently a presenter with PLA’s traveling workshop, “Social Justice and Public Libraries: Equity Starts with Us.” Her newest adventure revolves around trying to balance her gaming life with motherhood.


PLA Workshop – Social Justice and Public Libraries – Equity Starts with Us

DigiBridge Partnership Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library and Grand Rapids

Public Schools

One Book, One City Grand Rapids

Library Journal Mover & Shaker – Jessica Bratt

Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes

In Trump’s America – Activist Librarians Who Won’t Be Shushed