The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the list of the 2018 Michigan Notable Books – 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. The list highlights a wide range of exceptional “Michigan books” published in 2017 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. Each year the 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.
We are pleased be a part of the Michigan Notable Books Tour, and this year we welcome Joel Stone on Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Events that took place in the summer of 1967 had a significant impact on the people of Detroit and southeast Michigan. Joel Stone, senior curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will look briefly at the events of 1967 in their historical context, and discuss how the “Detroit67: Looking Back to Move Forward” community engagement project was developed to address this important anniversary. The project was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 National Medal by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The book, Detroit1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies, which Mr. Stone edited, has won numerous awards including the Library of Michigan’s Notable Books Award.