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2019 Michigan Notable Award Winners!

Monday, January 7, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's winners of the Library of Michigan's Michigan Notable Book Award!

Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit by Michael H. Hodges

Tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to become one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century.

Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction edited by Anne-Marie Oomen

Comes to us from twenty-three of Michigan’s most well-known essayists, including Mardi Jo Link, W. S. Penn, Rochelle Riley, Robert Root, and Alison Swan.

The Faygo Book by Joe Grimm

The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century.

The Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems by Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen

This is a gripping tale in poems of a young girl’s desperate search for guidance in a world turned upside down by family and economic upheaval.

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Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date.  Each selected title speaks to our state's rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more info, visit https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-50206_86008---,00.html

For a full list of the 2019 award recipients, visit https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2019/01/06/michigan-notable-books-2019-winners/2476018002/