Every year the Library of Michigan gathers information on the latest authors and books that focus on the history, people and life of our great state. They have now put together and published the list for 2013, and once again it is an interesting collection on a wide variety of subjects – from poetry, to birds, to a great baseball story, to a children’s book about a bear with a story to tell! With summer rapidly approaching, you should be able to find something off this list to read and enjoy
Here is the introduction the LOM gives to the list, along with a link to the specific titles.
The Library of Michigan has announced the list of the 2013 Michigan Notable Books - 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events.
The list highlights exceptional “Michigan books” published in 2012 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. Books that showcase the range of experiences of Michigan’s citizens and life in the Great Lakes by well-established and first-time authors can be found on the list.
“This year’s selections again exemplify the extraordinary resources, people, talent, and history we have here in Michigan,” said State Superintendent of Public Education Mike Flanagan. “Our Notable Books for 2013 are important for everyone to learn about Michigan’s enduring success and promising future.”
Books featuring topics as varied as a physically-challenged kid from Flint who went on to win an Olympic Gold Medal and pitch a no-hitter for the New York Yankees; the 1968 Detroit Tigers, survival of the Kirtland warbler, a biography of Michigan’s first governor, northwest Michigan’s Fishtown, the revival of Detroit, saving the Theodore Roethke’s house, Michigan’s historic train stations, a memoir of a Detroit soul singer, a study of Michigan’s amphibians and reptiles, depression era Flint and an illustrated history of Detroit’s historic places of worship are all part of this year’s list.