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Philp, Drew

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Summary: "Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DET
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DET

Summary: Product Description: During the summer of 1967, race riots swept across U.S. cities. Detroit was the scene of one of the worst of these. "The State of Black Michigan" is a landmark volume that investigates how, since 1967, Michigan's black population has changed, how its interactions with the white community have altered, and, most important, how policymakers can act to further narrow the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 305.896 STA

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

Arnaud, Michel

Summary: [This book] is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings-- the emblems of Detroit's financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

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Summary: "This collection of reports and essays explores police violence against Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police. Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of Black men and women,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WHO

Riley, Jason (Jason L.)

Summary: "This book explains why so many efforts by liberals to help the black underclass not only fail but often harm the intended beneficiaries. The intentions behind welfare programs may be noble, but in practice they have slowed the self-development that was necessary for other groups to advance. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they also have a long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 RIL

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GLA

Allen, Reniqua

Summary: "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 Allen 2019

Georgakas, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South End Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 GEO

Thomas, Rachael L.

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from the history of slavery and racism, to the slayings of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, to further efforts to end racism such as Campaign Zero, and #takeaknee, and Black Futures Lab. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.1 THO

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Loomis, Bill.

Summary: "A journalistic account of how Detroit's foodways are playing a key role in the city's revitalization"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 LOO

Cottom, Tressie McMillan

Summary: "In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COTTOM, TRESSIE MCMILLAN COT

Contents: Introduction: From racial profiling to racial literacy : the lessons of 12 angry men / Lani Guinier -- The bill of rights for black men / Bryonn Bain -- Reporting while black / Solomon Moore -- That's Joe Morgan! / Joe Morgan -- On the corner / Richard F -- Chipped away / Nii-Odoi Glover -- Just-us / Daniel K. Davis -- Notes of a naturalized son / Devon W. Carbado -- Severed ties / Kent H -- Do...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 PAR

Summary: "We are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our dignity, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, Solomon and Rankin bring together leading Black voices who offer wisdom on how they fight White...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2019

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Edwards, Sue Bradford.

Summary: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 EDW
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 EDW

Kotlowitz, Alex

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "The numbers are staggering: Over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and communities? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of those who have emerged from the violence and whose stories reveal the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2019

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Barnes, Harper

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.389 BAR

Boyd, Herb

Summary: The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation’s fabric.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 BOY

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan

Summary: "How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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Shine, Neal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.34 SHI

Summary: Rodrigo Reyes₂ provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante₂s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes on the border, Reyes reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PUR

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: In this creative nonfiction book, Gordy and Ira, one African-American and one German-Jewish, who live in Depression-era Detroit, bond over a shared interest in boxing as America awaits the rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NOB

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