• Michigan Notable Books sticker. Announcing the 2019 Michigan Notable Books!

    Hockey, music and mermaids:  the Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan announce the 2019 Michigan Notable Books! This year’s list of 20 titles are as diverse as the communities throughout the state. 

    “This intriguing collection of books represents a spectrum of Michigan’s people, places and the history that makes our state unique,” Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles said about this year’s list. “I’m continuously impressed by the ever-increasing strength and popularity of the Library of Michigan’s Michigan Notable Book list. The abundance of quality writing generates more interest every year among bookstores, writers, libraries, and readers from all walks of life.”

    Each year the MNB list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction and fiction books that appeal to a variety of audiences and cover various topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

    MNB is a statewide program that began as part of the 1991 Michigan Week celebration, designed to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people, places and things that make Michigan life unique.

    “The MNB selections clearly demonstrate the rich subject matter Michigan offers to writers,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “Everyone will find something of interest that speaks to their lives or experiences in our great state.”

    For more information about the MNB program call 517-335-1477 or email Tim Gleisner at gleisnert@michigan.gov.

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