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Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies

Music education is long overdue for a change, according to Ed Sarath, Department of Jazz Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. Not only is it not preparing students for a fulfilling career in music, its approach to learning and skill development needs to be fundamentally revamped. In Black Music Matters, Sarath proposes that

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

The most recent book of Kalamazoo-native Bonnie Jo Campbell is as visceral as it is honest. A compilation of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters explores the lives and relationships of women in rural settings. With varied character perspectives, the book runs the gambit of trials and tribulations: sexual assault, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, neglect,

Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries Of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, And The Calumet Massacre Of 1913

Author Danial Wolff chronicles the songs of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie on the Calumet Massacre of 1913.

Emergent Strategy—What Nature’s Underdogs Can Teach Us about Surviving Against the Odds

brown says that Emergent Strategy is ultimately about facilitation, which she defines as the art of “making it easier for humans to work together and get things done.” If the first half of the book is a zoom-out, looking at broader patterns, the second half zooms in, with activities for the reader to put emergent strategy principles into practice and improve the sustainability of individual and collective work.

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Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies

Music education is long overdue for a change, according to Ed Sarath, Department of Jazz Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. Not only is it not preparing students for a fulfilling career in music, its approach to learning and skill development needs to be fundamentally revamped. In Black Music Matters, Sarath proposes that

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

The most recent book of Kalamazoo-native Bonnie Jo Campbell is as visceral as it is honest. A compilation of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters explores the lives and relationships of women in rural settings. With varied character perspectives, the book runs the gambit of trials and tribulations: sexual assault, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, neglect,

Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries Of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, And The Calumet Massacre Of 1913

Author Danial Wolff chronicles the songs of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie on the Calumet Massacre of 1913.

Emergent Strategy—What Nature’s Underdogs Can Teach Us about Surviving Against the Odds

brown says that Emergent Strategy is ultimately about facilitation, which she defines as the art of “making it easier for humans to work together and get things done.” If the first half of the book is a zoom-out, looking at broader patterns, the second half zooms in, with activities for the reader to put emergent strategy principles into practice and improve the sustainability of individual and collective work.

The Kelloggs—The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.