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2020 Michigan Notable Award Winners!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Shades: Detroit Love Stories by Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

come see about me, marvin poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Teacher/Pizza Guy poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City by Jeff Morrison

Building-by-building pictorial and historical survey of the remarkable collection of architectural sculpture found in Detroit.

The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait by Linda Solomon with a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

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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 www.michigan.gov/notablebooks

For a full list of the 2019 award recipients, visit https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2020/01/19/michigan-notable-books-list/4461131002/