From June through October we will be offering a selection of books about the Detroit experience through the Detroit Public Library. You can check out these books from us for your book club. Each participant can borrow 3-10 books from First Container and keep them out for a month. You are also free to use First Container for your book club meetings.
JUNE & JULY: Detroit City Is The Place To Be by Mark Binelli
Detroit City is the Place to Be is no love letter. It’s a gritty and honest view of where Detroit was, and how far it had fallen. He explores why a city that was once so illustrious was allowed to die. A city that was rife with culture and promise, but has now lost a quarter of its population in the last decade, with families moving out every 12 minutes. But amongst the trenches of the negative, a ray of hope does glow.
JULY & AUGUST: Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor
“Writing about my wrongs was the first of many steps that I took to atone for taking a man’s life. Through the transformative power of writing, I accepted responsibility for my decisions and have used my experience to help others avoid the path that I took in my youth. This is my story and it is my hope that by Writing My Wrongs, I can help others right their wrongs.” – Shaka Senghor
Shaka will be visiting First Container in Late July. Check back at firstcontainer.com for exact date and time shortly.
Additional books on the way and will be posted on this page.
We are honored to be partnering with the Detroit Public Library on this and a number of other programs.