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Smith, Colby Cedar

Summary: Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith's maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SMI

Philp, Drew

2 holds on 4 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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3 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2010

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Bak, Richard

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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

Loomis, Bill.

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Damiani Editore 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770 MOO

Summary: "The annual Kresge Eminent Artist Award salutes an exceptional artist in the visual, performing or visual arts for lifelong professional achievements and contributions to metropolitan Detroit's cultural community. Olayami Dabls is the 2022 Kresge Eminent Artist. This monograph honors his life and work."--Page [1].

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Kresge Foundation 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DABLS, OLAYAMI CUL

Johnson, Lois

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Publisher / Publication Date: Painted Turtle Book 2005

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2019

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

Flores, Theresa L.

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ampelon Pub. 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 FLO

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

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

Shine, Neal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

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

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;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2012

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Elliott, Richard

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Publisher / Publication Date: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research 1999

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: GEN 929.3 Ellio

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

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

Summary: Whatever became of the "American Dream"? Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto star in the powerful, critically acclaimed drama Blue Collar. Three auto assembly line workers, fed up with union brass and tired of scraping by, hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters. Disappointed with their measly bounty, they realize they've made off with something much more valuable than cash....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY BLU

Buccellato, James A.

Summary: Though detectives denied it, the Italian mafia was operating in Detroit as early as 1900, and the city was forever changed. Bootleggers controlled the Detroit River and created a national distribution network for illegal booze during Prohibition. Gangsters, cops and even celebrities fell victim to the violence. Some politicians and prominent businessmen like Henry Ford's right-hand man,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 BUC

Contents: I cried for my last time (The Sonnettes) -- Think a little sugar (Barbara Lewis) -- Come back to me (La Wanda William) -- I'm a lonely guy (Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones) -- Just one more time (J.J. Barnes) -- Everything's gonna be alright (Leon Peterson) -- You lied (Marva Josie) -- Here I am (Betty Lavett) -- My letter (Priscilla Page) -- I know how it feels (Laura Johnson) -- Oh baby (The...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Kent Soul 2017

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES BIR

Summary: "The Kresge Eminent Artist Award celebrates an exceptonal artist in the visual, performing or literary arts for lifelong professional achievements and dedication to metropolitan Detroit's cultural community. Marie Woo is the 2020 Kresge Eminent Artist. This monograph celebrates her life and work."

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Kresge Foundation 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700.92 CHR

Georgakas, Dan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: South End Press 1998

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

Moore, Anne Elizabeth

Summary: "Taking on the thorny ethics of owning and selling property as a white woman in a majority Black city and a majority Bangladeshi neighborhood with both intelligence and humor, this memoir brings a new perspective to a Detroit that finds itself perpetuallyon the brink of revitalization"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOORE, ANNE ELIZABETH MOO

Ryan, Jack.

Summary: Includes updates on many of the performers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Glendower Media LLC 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 RYA

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A stylish and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit's neighborhoods: the film tells the story of the city's past, its present resurgence, and future potential.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNI

Summary: Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century. Readers will find in this unique and stimulating anthology new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2016

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