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Broke Shortlisted for J Anthony Lukas Book Prize (with Alex Kotlowitz, Emily Bazelon, Margaret O’Mara)

Broke Shortlisted for J Anthony Lukas Book Prize (with Alex Kotlowitz, Emily Bazelon, Margaret O’Mara)

https://nieman.harvard.edu/news/2020/02/2020-j-anthony-lukas-prizes-shortlist-announced/ Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University are pleased to announce the 2020 shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.  The Lukas Prizes, established in 1998, honor the best in American nonfiction writing. The...

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Broke on C-Span Book TV

Broke on C-Span Book TV

https://www.c-span.org/video/?466933-1/broke 00:00:00 STARTING NOW, IT'S BOOK TV IN PRIME TIME. IN JUST A MOMENT, THE IMPACT THAT DETROIT'S BANKRUPTCY HAS HAD ON THE CITY'S POOR. THEN VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY... Show Full Text00:00:06 GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.00:00:08 GOOD EVENING.00:00:08...

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Broke excerpted in the New York Times

Broke excerpted in the New York Times

‘Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises,’ by Jodie Adams Kirshner: An Excerpt Nov. 19, 2019 Prologue: Springtime in Detroit Miles strode through the streets of Detroit, long-legged and focused, carrying a cup of keys to all the houses he contracted and an envelope of charge cards to cover construction supplies. He had reached his...

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Broke reviewed in the New York Times

Broke reviewed in the New York Times

NONFICTION ‘Broke’ Chronicles a City Out of Cash and Awash in Desperation An abandoned home on Detroit’s east side, 2017.Credit...Erin Kirkland for The New York Times By Anna Clark Nov. 19, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET BROKE Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises By Jodie Adams Kirshner Detroit does not have the luxury of solving...

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Broke Wins Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

Broke Wins Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

2020 Working-Class Studies Association Awards for work produced in 2019 July 5, 2020 (Download the press release here). CONTACT: Cherie Rankin, immediate-past president and 2019 awards organizer Each year, the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) issues a number of awards to recognize the best new work in the field of working-class...

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Broke one of Bridge Magazine’s “Thirteen Michigan Books to Get You Through the Stay-At-Home Order”

Broke one of Bridge Magazine’s “Thirteen Michigan Books to Get You Through the Stay-At-Home Order”

https://www.bridgemi.com/quality-life/13-michigan-books-get-you-through-stay-home-order  May 4, 2020Monica WilliamsQuality of Life Coronavirus Michigan SHARE THIS:TWITTERFACEBOOKMAILPRINT THIS ARTICLE The stay-at-home orders have undoubtedly left many Michiganders antsy. But the dramatic break in routine may leave some with extra time on their hands,...

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Contribution to Niskanen Center Think Tank

Contribution to Niskanen Center Think Tank

https://www.niskanencenter.org/we-must-do-better-than-bankruptcy-for-virus-stricken-cities/ BY JODIE KIRSHNERAPRIL 16, 2020 “I just go outside for air and go right back inside the house,” Stevie, an African American man in Detroit in his mid-40s, said. “For the past two weeks everything’s looked dead around here.” As others like Stevie in cities across the...

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Broke in New York Journal of Books

Broke in New York Journal of Books

“Jodie Adams Kirshner brings together a wide cast of those most affected and thereby opens the case of and for Detroit and our other large cities suffering financial strain.” Jodie Adams Kirshner is well qualified to write such a book on bankruptcy and its broad social effects in America. As a research professor at New York University who also teaches...

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Broke one of ‘Michigan’s Best’ – 20 New Books to Add to Your Reading List This Year

Broke one of ‘Michigan’s Best’ – 20 New Books to Add to Your Reading List This Year

https://www.mlive.com/life-and-culture/j66j-2020/02/e97b2cb1fe311/20-new-michigan-books-to-add-to-your-reading-list-this-year.html By Emily Bingham | ebingham@mlive.com LANSING, MICH. -- Michigan bibliophiles in search of a few great reading recommendations need look no further than this year’s list of Michigan Notable Books. The list, compiled each year...

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