Featured Books thru September 25

Haiti and the Uses of America

Post-U.S. Occupation Promises

By Chantalle F. Verna

This book is featured in support of our 9/21 Book/Author Talk w/Verna. Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries.

This book is featured in support of our 9/21 Book/Author Talk w/Verna.

Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries.

Defining Moments in Black History

Reading Between the Lies

By Dick Gregory

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. To learn more about the life and legacy of the late Dick Gregory, visit The Guardian.

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

To learn more about the life and legacy of the late Dick Gregory, visit The Guardian.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

By Stephen Greenblatt

Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

Give Us the Ballot

The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Ari Berman

Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

Give Us the Ballot

The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Ari Berman

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.

Schooltalk

Rethinking What We Say About - And To - Students Every Day

By Mica Pollock

Mica Pollock, editor of Everyday Antiracism—the progressive teacher’s must-have resource—now turns to what it takes for those working in schools to match their speech to their values, giving all students an equal opportunity to thrive. By juxtaposing common scenarios with useful exercises, concrete actions, and resources, Schooltalk describes how the devil is in the oft-dismissed details.

Mica Pollock, editor of Everyday Antiracism—the progressive teacher’s must-have resource—now turns to what it takes for those working in schools to match their speech to their values, giving all students an equal opportunity to thrive. By juxtaposing common scenarios with useful exercises, concrete actions, and resources, Schooltalk describes how the devil is in the oft-dismissed details.

Where the Animals Go

Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

By James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior.

Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior.


More September Featured Books

Change the Story Change the Future

A Living Economy for Living Earth

By David C. Korten

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time.

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time.

The Seasons Alter

How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts

By Philip Kitcher and Evelyn Fox Keller

In this groundbreaking new work, two of our most renowned thinkers present the realities of global warming in the most human of terms―everyday conversation―showing us how to convince even the most stubborn of skeptics as to why we need to act now. Indeed, through compelling Socratic dialogues, Philip Kitcher and Evelyn Fox Keller tackle some of the thorniest questions facing mankind today.

In this groundbreaking new work, two of our most renowned thinkers present the realities of global warming in the most human of terms―everyday conversation―showing us how to convince even the most stubborn of skeptics as to why we need to act now. Indeed, through compelling Socratic dialogues, Philip Kitcher and Evelyn Fox Keller tackle some of the thorniest questions facing mankind today.

Silent Spring

The Classic that Launched the Environmental Movement

By Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorkerin June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.  

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorkerin June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.  

NEW! The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

Edited by Aaron Foley

Detroiters need to get to know their neighbors better. Wait — maybe that should be, Detroiters should get to know their neighborhoods better. Edited by Aaron Foley, The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook contains essays by Zoe Villegas, Drew Philip, Hakeem Weatherspoon, Marsha Music, Ian Thibodeau, and dozens of others.

Detroiters need to get to know their neighbors better. Wait — maybe that should be, Detroiters should get to know their neighborhoods better. Edited by Aaron Foley, The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook contains essays by Zoe Villegas, Drew Philip, Hakeem Weatherspoon, Marsha Music, Ian Thibodeau, and dozens of others.

NEW! The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore

A Story Of American Rage

by Jared Yates Sexton

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization―a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers. 

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization―a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers. 

NEW! Strong for a Moment Like This

The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Rev. Dr. Bill Shillday

Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton includes 365 of the more than 600 devotions written for Secretary Clinton, along with personal notes, portions of her speeches, and headlines that provide context for that day’s devotion. Clinton is writing the foreword, the first time post-election readers will have a chance to hear directly from her about her faith during that time. 

Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton includes 365 of the more than 600 devotions written for Secretary Clinton, along with personal notes, portions of her speeches, and headlines that provide context for that day’s devotion. Clinton is writing the foreword, the first time post-election readers will have a chance to hear directly from her about her faith during that time. 

Celebrating the Detroit Jazz Festival

Behind the Swing

A Glimpse Into the Lives of Some of the World’s Finest Jazz Musicians

By Charles Latimer

This book is featured in support of our 9/2 Book/Author Talk with Latimer. Jazz is more than music. It encompasses the stories and struggles of those who compose, play, and perform on stages across America and the world. To fully understand the music, you must know the players.Jazz journalist Charles L. Latimer spent almost two decades exploring and covering Detroit’s thriving jazz scene. Over the years, he met and interviewed many of the world’s most famous musicians, as well as up-and-coming artists. Behind the Swing offers an opportunity to dive deep into a world unlike any other and explore a profound and engaging genre of music that continues to evolve and enthrall listeners. This is jazz, in all its glory.

This book is featured in support of our 9/2 Book/Author Talk with Latimer.

Jazz is more than music. It encompasses the stories and struggles of those who compose, play, and perform on stages across America and the world. To fully understand the music, you must know the players.Jazz journalist Charles L. Latimer spent almost two decades exploring and covering Detroit’s thriving jazz scene. Over the years, he met and interviewed many of the world’s most famous musicians, as well as up-and-coming artists. Behind the Swing offers an opportunity to dive deep into a world unlike any other and explore a profound and engaging genre of music that continues to evolve and enthrall listeners. This is jazz, in all its glory.

Beale Street

Dynasty Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

By Preston Lauterbach

Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, violence and passion. But out of this turmoil emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment. Preston Lauterbach tells this vivid, fascinating story through the multigenerational saga of a family whose ambition, race pride, and moral complexity indelibly shaped the city that would loom so large in American life. Brilliantly researched and swiftly plotted, Beale Street Dynastyoffers a captivating account of one of America’s iconic cities—by one of our most talented narrative historians.

Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, violence and passion. But out of this turmoil emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment. Preston Lauterbach tells this vivid, fascinating story through the multigenerational saga of a family whose ambition, race pride, and moral complexity indelibly shaped the city that would loom so large in American life. Brilliantly researched and swiftly plotted, Beale Street Dynastyoffers a captivating account of one of America’s iconic cities—by one of our most talented narrative historians.

 

Clark

The Autobiography of Clark Terry

With Gwen Terry

Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. 

Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. 

Duke

A Life of Duke Ellington

By Terry Teachout

 

As the biographer of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. A semi-finalist for the National Book Award, Duke peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to say, “All the musicians should get together one certain day and get down on their knees and thank Duke.”

As the biographer of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. A semi-finalist for the National Book Award, Duke peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to say, “All the musicians should get together one certain day and get down on their knees and thank Duke.”

Jazz Day

The Making of a Famous Photograph

By Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.

What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.

Shall we Play that One Together?

The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPortland

By Paul De Barros

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age. More than the life story of one of our greatest artists, Shall We Play That One Together? by Paul de Barros chronicles an age when jazz was a vital art form. Just as inviting as Marian's signature question on Piano Jazz, Shall We Play That One Together? is an invitation to readers everywhere to listen to the score of a bygone age.

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age. More than the life story of one of our greatest artists, Shall We Play That One Together? by Paul de Barros chronicles an age when jazz was a vital art form. Just as inviting as Marian's signature question on Piano Jazz, Shall We Play That One Together? is an invitation to readers everywhere to listen to the score of a bygone age.

 

This Is: Essays on Jazz

By Aaron Gilbreath

Narrative nonfiction about mid-century jazz musicians and culture, from saxophonists Hank Mobley and John Coltrane, to pianists Jutta Hipp to Sonny Clark.

Narrative nonfiction about mid-century jazz musicians and culture, from saxophonists Hank Mobley and John Coltrane, to pianists Jutta Hipp to Sonny Clark.


Featured Books for Young Readers!

Most People

By Michael Leannah, Illustrated by Jennifer F. Morris

Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). 

Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). 

 

Good Night, Beautiful Moon

An Oona and Baba Adventure

From Penguins Young Readers

Oona can't wait to see the moon tonight because it will be a supermoon—super big and super bright. But Oona doesn't normally stay up so late. Can she stay awake until moonrise?

Oona can't wait to see the moon tonight because it will be a supermoon—super big and super bright. But Oona doesn't normally stay up so late. Can she stay awake until moonrise?

When the Earth Shakes

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

By Simon Winchester

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

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.

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.

Meditate with Me

A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey

By Mariam Gates, Illustrated by Margarita Surnaite

This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children. Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use.

This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children. Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use.

Princess Arabella Mixes Colors

By Mylo Freeman

Princess Arabella thinks her room is boring. So she decides she's going to do something about that—all by herself. She mixes up some paint and in no time at all her room looks fabulous!

Princess Arabella thinks her room is boring. So she decides she's going to do something about that—all by herself. She mixes up some paint and in no time at all her room looks fabulous!

From the New York Times Best-Selling Series - 3 Books

What was the Underground Railroad?

By Yona Zeldis McDonough

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

Where Are the Great Pyramids?

By Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

The Great Pyramids of Egypt--all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made.

The Great Pyramids of Egypt--all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made.

Who Is Stevie Wonder?

By Jim Gigliotti

Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when he was only eleven, he had his first No.1 hit when he was thirteen. Since then he has had thirty US top ten hits, won a range of awards for his music and his civil rights work, and created such iconic songs as "Isn't She Lovely" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Stevie Wonder is a beloved entertainer who continues to tour and perform around the world.

Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when he was only eleven, he had his first No.1 hit when he was thirteen. Since then he has had thirty US top ten hits, won a range of awards for his music and his civil rights work, and created such iconic songs as "Isn't She Lovely" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Stevie Wonder is a beloved entertainer who continues to tour and perform around the world.

From the Real MVP Kids Series by Sophie Day - 3 Books

Celebrate! Bed Time

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! BedTime™ as they learn about nightime routines that will help them stay healthy, go to bed more easily and sleep soundly. Follow the families of our MVP Kids™ as they prepare to go to sleep and say “goodnight” in their heritage languages.

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! BedTime™ as they learn about nightime routines that will help them stay healthy, go to bed more easily and sleep soundly. Follow the families of our MVP Kids™ as they prepare to go to sleep and say “goodnight” in their heritage languages.

Celebrate! Meal Time

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! MealTime™. We will learn about good mealtime manners, being helpful, eating healthy and other simple lessons for toddlers. Follow the families of several of our MVP Kids™ as they go through their day interacting with food and family

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! MealTime™. We will learn about good mealtime manners, being helpful, eating healthy and other simple lessons for toddlers. Follow the families of several of our MVP Kids™ as they go through their day interacting with food and family

Celebrate! Our Differences

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! Our Differences™ as they learn to be confident in who they are while respecting the uniqueness of others. By interacting with children of various differences in background, ethnicity, ability and needs our MVP Kids™ learn that differences aren’t scary and that finding common ground helps build strong friendships in which differences can be celebrated.

Join our MVP Kids™ in Celebrate! Our Differences™ as they learn to be confident in who they are while respecting the uniqueness of others. By interacting with children of various differences in background, ethnicity, ability and needs our MVP Kids™ learn that differences aren’t scary and that finding common ground helps build strong friendships in which differences can be celebrated.

The Strongest Man in the World

The Legend Of Louis Cyr

By Lucie Papineau & Caroline Hamel

North America, late nineteenth century: a little boy is born whose destiny will prove exceptional. Travelling across the Northeast, he will show extraordinary physical strength. Soon, his exploits will spread around the North American continent, then Europe, making him truly the strongest man in the world! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, open this book and be amazed by this incredible story!

North America, late nineteenth century: a little boy is born whose destiny will prove exceptional. Travelling across the Northeast, he will show extraordinary physical strength. Soon, his exploits will spread around the North American continent, then Europe, making him truly the strongest man in the world! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, open this book and be amazed by this incredible story!

Eddie's Tent and How to Go Camping

By Sarah Garland

When Mum, Tom, Tilly, Lily and Eddie decide to go on holiday, a camping trip sounds like the ideal break. After setting up camp, there are lots of adventures ahead for Eddie and his family - cooking over a camp-fire, making the camp shipshape and exploring the nearby beach. In town, Eddie meets a new friend Max and his dog Bouncer. But when Bouncer goes missing in the middle of a storm, Eddie will need all his survival skills to find the dog - and his way back to camp!

When Mum, Tom, Tilly, Lily and Eddie decide to go on holiday, a camping trip sounds like the ideal break. After setting up camp, there are lots of adventures ahead for Eddie and his family - cooking over a camp-fire, making the camp shipshape and exploring the nearby beach. In town, Eddie meets a new friend Max and his dog Bouncer. But when Bouncer goes missing in the middle of a storm, Eddie will need all his survival skills to find the dog - and his way back to camp!

50 Dogs Flash Cards

Art by John W. Golden

Artist John W. Golden's vintage-inspired Fido series shows the rainbow of colors, shapes, sizes, and personalities we see in our furry canine friends. He has illustrated fifty different breeds, so kids of all ages can enjoy naming the many types of dogs they encounter all around them.

Artist John W. Golden's vintage-inspired Fido series shows the rainbow of colors, shapes, sizes, and personalities we see in our furry canine friends. He has illustrated fifty different breeds, so kids of all ages can enjoy naming the many types of dogs they encounter all around them.

In Plain Sight

ByRichard Jackson & Jerry Pinkney 

Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to. "Here I am, Grandpa!" "Ah, Sophie, how was your day?" As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's "lost" throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to.

"Here I am, Grandpa!"
"Ah, Sophie, how was your day?"

As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's "lost" throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

 

Books for Independence Day Reading

Blue Sky, White Stars

By Sarvinder Naberhaus, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off.  This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.

Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off.  This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.

We Came to America

By Faith Ringgold


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 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.

Big Book of Where

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 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?

Big Book of Who

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?

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?


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.

New Periodicals on our Shelves

The One Mile Zine, showcasing the best design, art, music, and culture from Detroit’s historical North End community.

The One Mile Zine, showcasing the best design, art, music, and culture from Detroit’s historical North End community.

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