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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

Austin, Dan.

Summary: From the Publisher: In this important book, Dan Austin and Sean Doerr have restored the real people to many of Detroit's architectural landmarks, and not a moment too soon. These "lost" buildings still stand, or rather totter, in a dilapidated state, their histories fading like the paint on their walls. The buildings might not long survive, but thanks to this book and the efforts of Austin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.434 AUS

Bak, Richard

Contents: Eternal thanks -- Here and gone -- Boneyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.1 BAK

Thompson, Laurie Ann.

Summary: Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.2 THO

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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Shapiro, J. H. (Jane H.)

Summary: Describes artist Tyree Guyton's efforts to rebuild his childhood community from neglected, trash-filled lots to an artful space, and explains how he and his community discovered the healing power of art in the process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 GUY

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: JE Fiction Shapiro 2011

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

Elliott, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: GEN 929.3 Ellio

Johnson, Lois

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Painted Turtle Book 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59774 JOH

Moore, Andrew

Summary: No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Damiani Editore 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770 MOO

Van Dusen, Gerald C.

Summary: In 1941, a real estate developer in northwest Detroit faced a dilemma. He needed federal financing for white clients purchasing lots in a new subdivision abutting a community of mostly African Americans. When the banks deemed the development too risky because of potential racial tension, the developer proposed a novel solution. He built a six-foot-tall, one-foot-thick concrete barrier extending...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shine, Neal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Markovits, Benjamin.

Summary: "A work of supreme control and complicated emotional subterfuge, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS is the breakout novel for one of Amerca's great young fiction writers. A book that uses the framework of our present reality to build it's own world, it blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction in the best way, and asks urgent, unforgettable questions about the future of our once great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

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

Flores, Theresa L.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, many people in the U.S. believe this is something that happens to foreign women men and children not something that happens to their own children and neighbors. They couldn't be more wrong. --publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ampelon Pub. 2010

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Morrison, Jeffrey

Summary: Detroit is home to amazing architectural sculpture-a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from high above its streets and sidewalks, often unnoticed or ignored by the people passing below. Jeff Morrison's Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City documents these incredible features in a city that began as a small frontier fort...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 729.5 MOR

Summary: Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 Thanks

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

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

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

Dickinson, Eliot.

Summary: From the Publisher: "The Copts, or Egyptian Christians, are a relatively small and tight-knit ethno-religious group, numbering perhaps three thousand people and living mostly in the Detroit metropolitan area. Since they began immigrating to Michigan in the mid-1960s, their community has grown exponentially." Granted exceptional access to the Coptic community, Eliot Dickinson provides the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 DTPOM Dickinson

Keppeler, Jill.

Summary: No one should take for granted the fact that Americans have the opportunity to say what we feel about issues. Young readers are taught in the social studies curriculum to engage in their community and be an active citizen, but how can they when they can't yet vote? This book teaches both the history of and necessity for activism in our society through easy-to-understand language. Each spread is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2019

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Elsbach, Janet Reich

Summary: There is no more essential place to show up for people than on the plate. Extra Helping is for anyone who wants to respond to the challenge of baby announcements, PTO meal chains, and CaringBridge alerts with compassion and creativity; who wants to send something to a niece overcome by finals week or a neighbor who is grieving; and whose limits of time and other resources leave them feeling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roost Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 ELS

Lester, Larry.

Summary: Chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor city." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 LES

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