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City of Champions

Detroit is not far away and is often a Summer travel destination for Michiganders. Before your next trip, take a look at City of Champions: A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit. The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city’s major sporting events, explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city’s shifting fortunes.

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City of Champions: A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit

Authors Stefan Szymanski and Silke-Maria Weineck were honored with a Michigan Notable Books Award for this work. This eBook is available with an unlimited user license so everyone can read it at the same time.

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Michigan Notable Books

Check out our collection for Michigan Notable Books award winners.  Here’s a list of all the Michigan Notable Books GRCC owns, (from most recent to oldest). If you want to see more Michigan in Literature, take a look at the Michigan Subject Guide.

If there’s a MNB title we don’t have (see annual lists here), you may order it through RaiderLoan.

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Good Reads: Michigan Notable Books

Michigan Notable Book emblemLooking for an interesting summertime read?  Consider one of the 2018 (or older) Michigan Notable Books.  Here’s a list of all the Michigan Notable Books GRCC owns, and if there’s one we don’t have, you may order it through RaiderLoan.

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Pure Michigan

Pure Michigan logoWe’ve all seen the Pure Michigan commercials on TV. If you’re like us, those ads make you want to get in a car and drive to the beach, a winery, the Bridge, a Tigers baseball game,  the Falls, “outa town!”  Before you hit the open road, consider combining that Pure Michigan road trip with a Michigan-themed book.  GRCC’s Library has a great selection of Michigan Notable Books – some fiction, non-fiction, and even a few children’s books.  Check them out! Pure Michigan!

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Michigan Notable Book Display

By Tess Alliston
Circulation Associate

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Check out our latest book display on the first floor of the Library!  This month’s display showcases selections from the 2015 Michigan Notable Books, as well as some from previous years.  If you didn’t know, 20 books are chosen to be on this list each year by the Library of Michigan. The following books comprise this year’s list:

1.  The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime
2.  The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan by Thomas R. Dilley
3.  Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan, illustrated by David Miles
4.  Bird Box by Josh Malerman
5.  Bright Shards of Someplace Else by Monica McFawn
6.  Burnt Toast Makes you Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn
7.  The Contract by Derek Jeter
8.  A Detroit Anthology edited by Anna Clark
9.  Eight Mile High by Jim Ray Daniels
10.  The Fish and the Not Fish by Peter Markus
11.  Making Callaloo in Detroit by Lolita Hernandez
12.  Michigan Agricultural College Campus Life 1900-1925: A Postcard Tour by Stephen Terry
13.  Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron
14.  Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past by Sally Howell
15.  A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade by Barbara Rylko-Bauer
16.  Rivers of Sand: Fly Fishing Michigan and the Great Lakes Region by Josh Greenberg
17.  Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen
18.  Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel
19.  Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo
20.  Strings Attached by Diane DeCillis

The books chosen are either written by a Michigan author, or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region.  It dates back to 1991 when it began as part of the celebrations for Michigan Week.  More information can be found here on the Library of Michigan website.

View one of the electronic books from the comfort of your home or stop in to check one out!

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