Featured Books

The Nickel Boys

A Novel

By Colson Whitehead

Signed First Edition

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children,  The Nickel Boys  is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.

Tea-Vitalize

Cold Brew Teas and Herbal Infusions to Refresh and Rejuvenate

By Mimi Kirk

Black, green, white, and oolong teas, as well as herbal infusions, have numerous health benefits, starting with hydration. Infused with fresh, vitamin- rich fruits, they become a fun and delicious way to increase your liquid consumption without turning to commercial drinks that may be high in calories and artificial additives. Cold brewing tea allows the leaves and other ingredients to slowly infuse the water and is, according to Mimi Kirk, the best way to achieve a smooth taste and extract the antioxidants and other benefits from the tea. For cold days or when you’re under the weather, her hot water infusions will warm and soothe. In Tea-Vitalize, Kirk shares 70 recipes.

Black, green, white, and oolong teas, as well as herbal infusions, have numerous health benefits, starting with hydration. Infused with fresh, vitamin- rich fruits, they become a fun and delicious way to increase your liquid consumption without turning to commercial drinks that may be high in calories and artificial additives. Cold brewing tea allows the leaves and other ingredients to slowly infuse the water and is, according to Mimi Kirk, the best way to achieve a smooth taste and extract the antioxidants and other benefits from the tea. For cold days or when you’re under the weather, her hot water infusions will warm and soothe. In Tea-Vitalize, Kirk shares 70 recipes.

Blood & Ivy

The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

By Paul Collins

On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive. Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere,  Blood & Ivy  explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries.

On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive. Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries.

Intersection Allies

We Make Room for All

By Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council and Carolyn Choi, Illustrations by Ashley Seil Smith

The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists,   IntersectionAllies   is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal story  and  connect to collective struggle for justice.

The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal story and connect to collective struggle for justice.

Featured Books for Young Readers

Hair Love

By Matthew Cherry & Illustrator Vashti Harrison

(This Book is featured in support of our 5/19 Book Author Talk w/Matthew Cherry & illustrator Vashti Harrison

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering,  Hair Love  is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

P is for Pterodactyl

The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

By Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter

Let's get real―the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Let's get real―the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Sock Story

By C.K. Smouha


It’s Phil and Dale’s favourite time of the week - the WASH! The two socks impress each other with their acrobatics; flipping, spinning and shrieking, much to the disapproval of the other clothes in the washing machine. But why should they care? They’ve got each other and that’s all that matters... right? Written in comic book form, and brought to life in gorgeous crayon illustrations, this a tale of friendship and identity that will delight children and adults alike.

It’s Phil and Dale’s favourite time of the week - the WASH! The two socks impress each other with their acrobatics; flipping, spinning and shrieking, much to the disapproval of the other clothes in the washing machine. But why should they care? They’ve got each other and that’s all that matters... right? Written in comic book form, and brought to life in gorgeous crayon illustrations, this a tale of friendship and identity that will delight children and adults alike.

Owling

Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night

By Mark Wilson,

This books is featured in support of our 5/4 Book Author Talk texturing Mark Wilson.   From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl ,  this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere.  Owling  invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.

This books is featured in support of our 5/4 Book Author Talk texturing Mark Wilson.

From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.


The Undefeated

By Kwame Alexander (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.

Side By Side

A Celebration of Dads

By Chris Raschka

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.    Ages 3-5

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.

Ages 3-5

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Poetry Of Mister Rogers

Lyrics by Fred Rogers, Illustrations by Luke Flowers

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from  Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood  and  The Children's Corner  are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

When Spring Comes to the DMZ

By Uk-Bae Lee

This unique picture book invites young readers    into the natural beauty of the DMZ, where salmon, spotted seals, and mountain goats freely follow the seasons and raise their families in this 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long corridor where no human may tread. But the vivid seasonal flora and fauna are framed by ever-present rusty razor wire, warning signs, and locked gates―and regularly interrupted by military exercises that continue decades after a 1953 ceasefire in the Korean War established the DMZ.

This unique picture book invites young readers into the natural beauty of the DMZ, where salmon, spotted seals, and mountain goats freely follow the seasons and raise their families in this 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long corridor where no human may tread. But the vivid seasonal flora and fauna are framed by ever-present rusty razor wire, warning signs, and locked gates―and regularly interrupted by military exercises that continue decades after a 1953 ceasefire in the Korean War established the DMZ.


We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.    Call us at    (313) 832-1155    or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.

We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.

Call us at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.


Still In Demand

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.

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

A Detroit Anthology Edited by Anna Clark