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Introducing the 2017 Michigan Notable Books!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This week, the Library of Michigan announced the list of the 2017 Michigan Notable Books. The list highlights twenty exceptional "Michigan books" published in 2016 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics.

This year, we are honored to have five WSU Press titles on the list, including three titles from our Painted Turtle imprint and two from the Made in Michigan Writers Series! Congratulations to our winners!

Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure by Maureen Dunphy

Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond edited by M.L. Liebler

I Want to Be Once poems by M.L. Liebler

Know the Mother stories by Desiree Cooper

Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes by William Rapai

Watch for a full schedule of events around the state featuring these authors, to be announced soon!

About the award: Michigan Notable Books is a statewide program that began in 1991 as part of the Michigan Week celebration, geared to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people and places that make life in Michigan unique. In that regard, the MNB program successfully features Michigan books and writers focusing their talents on the creative talents found in the Great Lakes State. Each title on the list provides readers an insight into what it means to make your home in Michigan and continues to showcase some of the greatest stories are located in the Great Lakes region. More information is available at the Library of Michigan's website.