Featured Books thru June 26
A Celebration of the Household
The Classic Guide to Running Your Home
By L.G. Abell
In the mid 1800s, Mrs. L.G. Abell compiled a document containing hundreds of skills, advice and recipes for any woman wishing to run an efficient home. Times have changed a bit, but Abell’s advice, based on years of experience and trail and error, holds up well, including such basics as grocery shopping, cures for common illnesses, cleanliness and proper etiquette, and more. In this new edition, hundreds of color photographs adorn this perfect gift book, bringing it into the 21st century and making it the indispensible gift for any mother or father.
The Change Book
How Things Happen
By Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler
From business cycles to budding trends, models make sense of a world that never stops spinning. The Change Book delivers 52 simple and effective models―each with a visual component―about how change happens. Whether you’re starting a new job, lobbying for a cause, or wondering how Jesus would invest, The Change Book is your clever guide through transformations in business, culture, technology, relationships, and more.
Feng Shui for Health, Beauty & Longevity
Transform Your Space to Enhance Well-Being in Body & Home
By Master Denise Liotta Dennis
Improve your wellness, extend your longevity, and secure a healthy environment with the ancient power and wisdom of Classical Feng Shui. This comprehensive guide reveals ancient and modern techniques for lasting health and beauty that both beginners and advanced students can use.
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A People's History of Self-Determination
By Herb Boyd
Herb Boyd moved to Detroit in 1943, as race riots were engulfing the city. Though he did not grasp their full significance at the time, this critical moment would be one of many he witnessed that would mold his political activism and exposed a city restless for change. In Black Detroit, he reflects on his life and this landmark place, in search of understand why Detroit is a special place for black people.
Every Body Yoga
Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body
By Jessamyn Stanley
Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.
The Home Place
Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature
By J. Drew Lanham
From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina―a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”―has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
By Julia Flynn Siler
Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Hawaii brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall.
A Little Something Special
Create captivating haiku with a roll of the dice! Love Haikubes brings a modern twist to the age-old Japanese art form, with more than 60 word cubes offering thousands of possible love poems.
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How to Kill a City
Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
By Peter Moskowitz
Peter Moskowitz's How to Kill a City takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing.
The Fire Next Time
By Steve Schapiro (A Taschen release)
First published in 1963, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America’s so-called “Negro problem.” As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the “land of the free.”
Collector’s Edition of 1,813 numbered copies, each signed by Steve Schapiro, featuring:
Silk-screened hardcover with an embossed paper case
Letterpress printed text on a natural uncoated paper
Facsimile reproductions of ephemera from the era.
A nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
By David Baron
With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.
The Black Dandy and Street Style
By Shentrelle P. Lewis
Dandy Lion presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers and tailors, movements and events that define contemporary dandyism. Throughout the book, self-expression is communicated through personal style, clothing, shoes, hats, and swagger. Lewis’s carefully curated selection of contemporary photographs surveys the movement across the globe in spectacular form, with all of the vibrant patterns, electrifying colors, and fanciful poses of this brilliant style subculture.
The Long Haul
A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
By Finn Murphy
In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.
By Mark Powell
With writing that is both devastating and tender, Mark Powell brings his acclaimed eye to an American marriage on the verge of rupture, spinning an all-too-current tale of the world we live in and the world we fear—and how we may not be able to tell the two apart.
The Lost Art of Sleep
By Michael McGirr
In Snooze, McGirr delves into the mysterious world of sleep, including its many benefits, its stubborn elusiveness, and exactly what our brains really get up to while we’re in bed. He offers readers a tour through the odd sleep patterns of some of history's greatest minds, including Aristotle, Homer, Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, and more. He looks, too, at the demise of sleep in our increasingly fragmented modern world―and examines what that means for everyone from the Average Joe in the workplace to those with serious sleep disorders.
How the World Became Modern
By Stephen Greenblatt
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction
One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.
More More June Features
By Lawrence Hill
Keita Ali is an elite runner living in Zantoroland, a poor, fictional island that is erupting in political violence. When his father, a journalist, is murdered, Keita escapes to the wealthy nation of Freedom State―an imagined country much like our own. A stateless refugee without documentation, Keita must hide from the authorities even as he races marathons to support himself and ransom his sister who has been kidnapped. This tension-filled novel by the best-selling author of Someone Knows My Name is an astute exploration of dislocation, starting all over again, and the desperate need for home and community.
Your 3 Best Super Powers
Meditation, Imagination & Intuition
By Sonia Choquette
According to world-renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette, you are blessed with three incredible super powers: meditation, imagination, and intuition. When cultivated, they give you the ability to live a life of tranquility and empowerment. In Your 3 Best Super Powers, Sonia uses meditation to tap into your other super powers, allowing you to clear mental space and to take charge of the source of all creativity, imagination—which is essential to envisioning and enacting your heart’s desires.
Featured Books for Young Readers!
Summer Reading for Young Readers
Three Books from Time for Kids
Big Book of When
TIME FOR KIDS new Big Book of When, is a riveting new resource for younger curious readers. This engaging and instructive book presents kids with answers to the kinds of intriguing questions that appeal to their sense of curiosity about when the most important events in history happened. Colorful graphs, spectacular photos, and clear, engaging timelines help answer a myriad of questions.
TIME For Kids BIG Book of Where presents kids 8-12 years old with answers to the kinds of intriguing geography questions that appeal to their sense of curiosity. Colorful maps, spectacular photos and clear, engaging diagrams will help answer questions such as: Where is the tallest mountain?; Where did the Olympics begin?; Where is the Petrified Forest?; Where are diamonds found?; Where was the hamburger invented?; Where does spam go after you delete it?
TIME For Kids Big Book of Who presents 1,001 amazing facts about the people who have shaped our world--past and present--including brilliant scientists, chart-topping musicians, all-star athletes and powerful world leaders. Who invented Facebook? Who is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Who is the greatest athlete of all time? Who was the only U.S. president to serve four terms in office?
Other June Featured Books for Young Readers
What Do You Do With An Idea?
By Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Mae Besom
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.
How to do Nothing with Nobody, All Alone by Yourself
By Robert Paul Smith
How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. This is a book to free your kid from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on the uses of solitude, a child's declaration of independence. For middle school grade level readers.
Shirin's Ramadan Miracle by Reza Jalali, Illustrated
By Anne Sibley O'Brien
Looking through the tall trees in their backyard in Maine, Shirin and her dad search for a glimpse of the new moon, the sign that the month of Ramadan has begun. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world pray, fast, and pay special attention to doing good deeds. Shirin is nine and thinks she should be able to fast like her older brother Ali, but her parents feel she is still too young to go without food and water all day. When Shirin catches Ali sneaking food after school, she wonders: Should she tattle or is this an opportunity for a good deed? Shirin feels left out when the others break their fasts to have their own meals after dark and in the early morning, before it is light again. But then her grandmother tells a story that shows her a way she can feel more a part of Ramadan and the traditions and closeness her family enjoys during this special month of the year. Her good deeds result in a surprise for everyone!
Women in Science
50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
By Rachel Ignotofsky
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
You Can't Be Too Careful
By Roger Mello
With a playful lightness of touch, Mello explores serious questions about the importance of kindness and the dangers of greed. Mello's illustrations will inspire his young readers, providing them with familiar and approachable images while encouraging imagination to fill in the narrative gaps, as he captures the mysteries of childhood through rich, vibrant imagery.
The Classic Collection of Fairy Tales & Poems
Two wonderful books packed with timeless stories and rhymes, retold for today's young readers; includes all the best-loved tales and poems and delightfully illustrated throughout, with gold embellishments on every page.
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The One Mile Zine, showcasing the best design, art, music, and culture from Detroit’s historical North End community.
Detroit Resurgent by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk
Detroit Resurgent explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.
A Detroit Anthology Edited by Anna Clark