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Stateside: Biden halts deportation; MI Notable Books; Black Bottom Saints author

Jan 22, 2021

 

 

Alice Randall's new novel, Black Bottom Saints, uses fiction to illustrate the lives and legacies of real Black Detroiters in the historical Black Bottom neighborhood.
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Today on Stateside, what President Biden's executive order on deportation will mean in Michigan. Also, ready for some reads? The annual list of Michigan Notable Books might give you a new lens on strange times.

 

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Advocate “cautiously optimistic” about Biden’s halt on deportation, immigration plan

 

  • Maria Ibarra is an advocate with We the People Michigan.

MI Notable Books list for 2021 offers challenging and comforting reads from a difficult year

 

  • Tim Gleisner is manager of special collections at the Library of Michigan. He wrangles the committee that selects the titles. 
  • Jessica Trotter is a librarian with the Capital Area District Library, and is one of the committee members.

In new novel, Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood brought to life by the people who called it home

 

  • Alice Randall is an author whose latest novel, Black Bottom Saints, draws from the experiences of Black Detroiters who lived in the city’s historic Black Bottom neighborhood.