The Library of Michigan has announced the 2009 Michigan Notable Books, twenty books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. What a great line-up of books and authors!
For the 2009 list, click here; and click here for background about the Notable Books program. Also, Bill Castanier over at MittLit has a nice write-up here.
The list includes several children's book authors. Jean Alicia Elster, for her middle grade novel Who's Jim Hines?, and Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, for her general audience book "Jiffy" A Family Tradition: Mixing Business and Old-Fashioned Values, are both currently of Michigan. And Jon Scieszka, for his memoir Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka, is formerly of Michigan.
Hearty congratulations to all!