Every year the Library of Michigan selects their Michigan Notable Books, 20 books published over the last year that highlight Michigan history, people, places and events.
The 2009 group features many historic views of Michigan’s past including the famous rivalry between Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, a powerful first-person account of the Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) and the University of Michigan during the 1960s anti-war movement, a centennial look back at the Model T and many other interesting historical reads. Also among the notables this year is Jim Harrison’s 14th book of fiction “The English Major”, “The Expedition: A Novel” by Karl Iagnemma and the children’s book “Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka” by Jon Scieszka. This is merely a sampling of the wonderful books being honored this year.
We will be featuring these books on Absolute Michigan – check keyword Michigan Books to see this year and last year’s books. You can also learn more about this great program at www.michigan.gov/notablebooks.
Remember, books make great gifts!