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Alternacrafts

Book

This book encourages the reader to give new life to old objects - turn an old t-shirt into a shaggy rug, bottle-caps into necklace...»

By Mary, Outreach Services
7/21/10

1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

By Tom Moon
Book

This cross-genre listing of musical recordings is a great resource for music recommendations and commentary. I love that it jumps from...»

By Mary, Outreach Services
8/9/10

Picturing America

By National Endowment for the Humanities
Book

"Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens."  Natl. Foundation on the Arts and Humanities.  Picturing...»

By Kristel, Youth Services
2/13/14

What Christmas Means

By KEM
CD

Detroit R&B star, KEM, who is undoubtably among the world’s most respected R&B and jazz vocalists of today, has released...»

By Stacey, Outreach Services
11/27/12

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Staff Recommendations

Same family, different colors : confronting colorism in America's diverse familiesBy Tharps, Lori L.
"...the first book on colorism to take us inside African American, Latino, Asian, and interracial families as they speak candidly about how the politics of skin color shape their family dynamics and lives. Lori Tharp explores this taboo and urgent subject with courage, vision, and great sensitivity." -Michael Eric Dyson (from the cover)
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