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Boyd, Herb

Summary: "Award-winning journalist Herb Boyd chronicles the fascinating history of Detroit through the lens of the African American experience. Offering an expansive discussion of this iconic city, Black Detroit ranges in subject from Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac's initial vision of what would become a thriving metropolis to the city's glory days as the center of American commerce; from the waves of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.434 Boyd 2018

Hort, Lenny.

Summary: Introductory biography of the first president of the United States. George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh...

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Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Washington

Nelson, S. D.

Summary: A simple biography of Lakota-Oglala medicine man Black Elk, from his childhood vision which shaped his life through his battles with the whites and his travels with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Includes quotes from Black Elk Speaks and historical photos.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Black

Buttigieg, Chasten

Summary: "The young adult adaptation of the moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 921 Buttigieg

Krouse, Erika

Summary: "Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open. Erika Krouse has one of those faces. "I don't know why I'm telling you this," people say, spilling confessions. In fall 2002, Erika accepts a new contract job investigating lawsuits as a private...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.259 Krouse

Taylor, Diane C. (Diane Carol)

Summary: Discusses what engineering is, highlighting female engineers who revolutionized the role of women in the field and providing activities, including building a suspension bridge, designing and building a kite, and investigating processed food.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 620 Taylor

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A true story of determination and groundbreaking achievement follows eighth grade African American spelling champion MacNolia Cox, who left Akron, Ohio, in 1936 to compete in the prestigious National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., only to be met with prejudice and discrimination.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Cox

Yoo, Paula

Summary: "A groundbreaking portrait of Vincent Chin and the murder case that took America's Asian American community to the streets in protest of injustice. America in 1982. Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting American autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti-Asian American sentiments simmer, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving Vincent Chin--a Chinese...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 305.8 Yoo

Brown, Daniel James

Summary: "The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2013

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Page, Susan

Summary: The definitive biography of the most successful female broadcaster of all time--Barbara Walters--a woman whose personal demons fueled an ambition that broke all the rules and finally gave women a permanent place on the air, written by bestselling author Susan Page. Barbara Walters was a force from the time TV was exploding on the American scene in the 1960s to its waning dominance in a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2024

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Chrisinger, David

Summary: "The Soldier's Truth brings to life Ernie Pyle's years as a combat journalist in World War II. With a background in helping veterans and other survivors of trauma come to terms with their experiences through storytelling, the author brings empathy and insight to bear on Pyle's experiences. A tribute to an ordinary American hero whose impact on the war is still little understood, as well as a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2023

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

Lamott, Anne

Summary: ""Love is our only hope," Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. "It is not always the easiest choice, but it is always the right one, the noble path, the way home to safety, no matter how bleak the future looks." In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, reminds us...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2024

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Levi, Lia

Summary: "1938, Italy. Six-year-old Lia loves to build sandcastles at the beach and her biggest problem is her shyness and quiet, birdlike voice -- until prime minister Mussolini joins forces with Hitler in World War II, and everything changes. Now there are laws saying Jewish children can't go to school, Jews can't work, or go on vacation. It's difficult for Lia to understand why this is happening to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 940.53 Levi

Roll, David L.

Summary: "From Franklin Roosevelt's final days through Harry Truman's extraordinary transformation, this is the enthralling story behind the most consequential presidential transition in U.S. history. When Roosevelt, in failing health, decided to run for a fourth term, he gave in to the big city Democratic bosses and reluctantly picked Senator Truman as his vice president, a man he barely knew. Upon...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2024

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Steinmetz, Greg

Summary: "This is a spry biography of Gilded Age financier Jay Gould, who pioneered the business model of the Wall Street shark"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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

Cohen, Rich

Summary: Over three months in the summer before the Civil War, New York suffered a massacre, a flight, a manhunt, and a trial, all of which kept the nation riveted and remade Albert Hicks, the last pirate of New York, into a celebrated antihero. For years Hicks operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime. In 1860 he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.109 Cohen 2019

Dery, Mark

Summary: From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gorey 2018

Kushner, Jared

Summary: "Few White House advisors have had such an expansive portfolio or constant access to the president. From his office next to Trump, senior adviser Jared Kushner operated quietly behind the scenes, preferring to leave the turf wars and television sparring to others. Now, Kushner finally tells his story--a fast-paced and surprisingly candid account of how an earnest businessman with no political...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books 2022

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

Maraniss, David

Summary: Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, in the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for the New York Giants. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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

Moore, Kate

Summary: "1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2021

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

Summary: Directed by filmmaker Peter Jackson, this is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band₂s intimate recording sessions. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie, and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, and is compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney 2022

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 782 Beatles

Anderson, Scott

Summary: "At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing--seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear--to some--that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Anderson

Arthur, Alua

Summary: "A deeply transformative memoir that reframes how we think about death and how it can help us lead better, more fulfilling and authentic lives, from America's preeminent death doula"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2024

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Aviv, Rachel

Summary: In Strangers to Ourselves, a powerful and gripping debut, Rachel Aviv raises fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are. She follows an Indian woman, celebrated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.891 Aviv

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