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Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552

To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
eBOOK
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647
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A Beaver Tale

The Castors of Conners Creek

Written and Illustrated by Gerald Wykes

For young readers, an engaging and beautifully illustrated story about the return of beavers to the Detroit River.

Hardback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341810
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341827
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Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws

Fairy-Tale Beasts

Edited by Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones
Illustrated by Lina Kusaite

A richly illustrated collection of evocative animal stories that offers young adult and adult readers a new vision of the fairy-tale past.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340691
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340707
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Great Girls in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

For young readers, a diverse collection of biographical sketches of twenty notable young women with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340738
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340745
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The Colored Car

Jean Alicia Elster

For young readers, the powerful story of an African American girl's train journey south from Detroit in 1937.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336069
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336083
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Who's Jim Hines?

Jean Alicia Elster

A look at issues of race in Depression-era Detroit for young readers, aged 8 through 12.

Paperback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814334027
eBOOK
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335437
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To Keep the South Manitou Light

Anna Egan Smucker

An exciting story laced with regional history, young readers will be captivated by the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl as she learns about courage and responsibility in a late-nineteenth-century Lake Michigan lighthouse.

Paperback
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814332368
Hardback
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814332351
eBOOK
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814339961
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Under Michigan

The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

Charles Ferguson Barker

An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.

Hardback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814330883
eBOOK
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814336496

Come the Morning

Mark Jonathan Harris
Photographs by Marissa Roth

This novel for young readers, told by a thirteen-year-old boy, is the story of a working-class American family plunged into homelessness.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332412
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The Reuther Brothers

Walter, Roy, and Victor

by Mike and Pam Smith

This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329955
Hardback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329948
eBOOK
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814339886
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Mail by the Pail

By Colin Bergel
Illustrated by Mark Koenig

A delightful story that illustrates the mail delivery system for Great Lakes freighters.

Hardback
Published: October 2000
ISBN: 9780814328903