Featured Books thru May 29
The Bolt Supremacy
Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory
By Richard Moore
Like football evokes Texas in Friday Night Lights, so does the speed and drama of sprinting provide a unique view into Jamaica―home to the mighty Usain Bolt and the fastest runners in the world. The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where making it is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contract.
Detroit, The Dream Is Now
Breaking Through the Gridlock
The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World
By Jason Jay & Gabriel Grant
Using enlightening exercises and rich examples, Breaking through Gridlock helps us become aware of the role we unwittingly play in getting conversations stuck. It empowers us to share what really matters – with anyone, anywhere – so that together we can create positive change in our families, organizations, communities, and society.
Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
By David Callahan
While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence.
More Featured Books for May
The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City
By Michel Arnaud
Detroit: The Dream Is Now 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 and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city.
A Flint Anthology
Edited by Scott Atkinson
The stories delve into the lives within the city—what it was like to be a child on the east side; how it feels to be a parent today, without clean water; who is able to truly lay claim to being “from Flint;” and what it means to finally leave—or to stay, even when bikes, jewelry, or love continually disappear.
African Heroes and Heroines
By Carter Godwin Woodson
Originally published in 1939 as a counterpoint to the myopic, Eurocentric narrative of African history popular in the West at the time, Carter G. Woodson's African Heroes and Heroines delves into the rich and complex political, military, and economic history of the African continent with the objective eye of a scientific observer.
By David Leeming
James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In this biography, which Library Journal called “indispensable,” David Leeming creates an intimate portrait of a complex, troubled, driven, and brilliant man.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
By Neil DeGrasse Tyson
While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Becoming Ms. Burton
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
By Susan Burton & Cari Lynn w/a forward by Michelle Alexander
Susan Burton’s world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity.
The Makings of Barack Obama
By David Garrow
Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now.
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner
A Story of Women and Economics
By Katherine Marçal
A kind of femininst Freakonomics, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? charts the myth of economic man ― from its origins at Adam Smith's dinner table, its adaptation by the Chicago School, and its disastrous role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis ― in a witty and courageous dismantling of one of the biggest myths of our time.
The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de juresegregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.
How to Thrive in the Next Economy
By John Thackara
Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs. In this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he argues that, in our eagerness to find big technological solutions, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them.
The Slanted Life
Emily Dickenson, America's Favorite Recluse Just Got A Life
As imagined by Rosanna Bruno
The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson explores--often hilariously, and always respectfully--the myth surrounding the reclusive poet using her own words to skew, or slant, a story that is already somewhat fuzzy in detail.
Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking
By Maria Emmerich
Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking makes the ketogenic diet simple and accessible for everyone, no matter how busy you are or how much cooking experience you have. Plus, with its emphasis on real, whole foods, it's perfect for anyone following Paleo, and its abundance of nut-free, egg-free, and dairy-free options make it ideal for those with food allergies or intolerances.
Featured Books for Young Readers!
By Michaël Leblond & Frédérique Bertrand
When a little boy puts on his pajamas and goes to bed, he falls into a fantastical carnival fairground full of glittering lights, sparkling stalls, and rip-roaring rides. Readers follow him around for a noisy night of fun and games. Each copy of the book includes a stripey screen which, when laid on top of each page and moved slowly from side to side, shifts the multicolored images and makes the scene come to life as if by magic.
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!
Margaret Wise Brown's Manners
Illustrated by Nicola Slater
(A Little Golden Book)
In this witty book by Margaret Wise Brown, adorable animal characters show how good manners can open up the world to a child. Simple text uses opposites to illustrate a good way and a not-so-good way to wait in line, eat at the table, behave at a party, and treat an animal. Even the youngest children will quickly understand the message, brought to them in a gentle and amusing way.
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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New Periodicals on our Shelves
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