Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: AADL’s Local Publishing Imprint

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Date(s) - 11/10/2019
Cost: Free


Downtown Branch of AADL
Region: Downtown
343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor

Event Description

The Ann Arbor District Library is pleased to announce the release of NINE new literary works from our Fifth Avenue Press imprint. 

AADL is releasing:

  • Four titles for children:    
    • The Dragon Library: A charming beginning reader about a mysterious library and the three dragons who work hard to keep it going by author James Barbatano with illustrations by Douglas Bosley.    
    • The Modern Crab: Crab is on an outer space adventure, but when the ship breaks down on an unfamiliar planet how will Crab get back home? Find out in this delightful picture book by Douglas Bosley.   
    • Over In Motown: An energetic picture book celebrating the musical genres and rhythms of industry that fueled Detroit in the Motown era. By author Debbie Taylor with illustrations by Keisha Morris.    
    • The Planet We Live On: A picture book told in a lively House That Jack Built style, discover the connections among plants, animals and the resources they need to survive. How do people fit into earth’s web of life?  by Shanda Trent   
  • One title for teens:  
    • Intersections: When a tragic car accident cuts short the life of vivacious Chloe, the lives of everyone involved are forever changed. Told from nine different perspectives, Intersections portrays a gripping moment at the crossroads of the struggle to find the light or surrender to the shadows by Shanelle Boluyt.
  • And Four Titles for Adults     
    • Elements: a love letter to all things everywhere:  An artist’s exploration of the periodic table of elements and our inseparability with everything by author and artist Hannah Burr.    
    • All That We Encounter: A literary novel with a metaphysical and time-travel slant, that addresses the complexity of family bonds, explores self-discovery at every age, and raises the question: to truly move on from ones past, must they first come to terms with it? by Bethany Grey.   
    • Breaking Through: A novel about Sam, a twenty-eight year old teacher, who navigates changing friendships and her own out-of-control love life as forgotten pieces of her past begin to resurface by Johnny Thompson.    
    • Shape Notes: Expressing both the harmonious and dissonant parts of life, Shape Notes is organized around four shapes and four themes: social justice, places, family and community. The poems attempt to create connections and discover how our connections can bring joy – by Judy Patterson Wenzel.                                           

 Join AADL to hear readings and meet our fourth group of authors, buy their books, get them signed, and enjoy light refreshments!    For more information about Fifth Avenue Press or to submit your work visit      

Held in First Floor Lobby

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