Special Thanks: 2004

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2004 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.

Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2004 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Committees This Year

Blue Ribbon Committee:

Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
Cheryl C. Farmer, Mayor, Ypsilanti
John Hiefje, Mayor, Ann Arbor
Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, Eastern Michigan University
Jill Morey, Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Sharon Newton-Glenn, Director, Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch, NAACP
Josie Barnes Parker, Director Ann Arbor District Library
David Sharp, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Alma Wheeler Smith, Former State Senator
Harry Williams, President, Ann Arbor Branch, NAACP

Steering Committee:

Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Tim Grimes, Community Relations Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Linda Prieskorn, Coordinator of Social Studies Education, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Amy Scheon , Associate Director, Life Sciences, Values and Society Program, University of Michigan
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Selection Committee:

John Matlock, Associate Vice-Provost and Director of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (chair)
Kaitlin Barrer, Ann Arbor high school student
Letitia Byrd, 1997 Ann Arbor Citizen of the Year
W. Frances Deckard, Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch, NAACP
Alice Fishman, Book Discussion Group Coordinator, Ann Arbor District Library
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Meredith Raney, Ypsilanti High School Student
Rossi Ray-Taylor, Executive Director, Minority Student Achievement Network
Kaye Wade - Ann Arbor Huron High School teacher

Screening Committee:

Charles Behling, Co-Director, Program on Intergroup Relations, and Adjunct Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan
Kathy Evans Daly, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Julia Dickinson, Coordinator, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Robin Grice, Librarian, Information Resources Center, Afroamerican & African Studies, University of Michigan
Elizabeth James, Program Coordinator, Center for Afroamerican & African Studies, University of Michigan
Arlene Keizer, Associate Professor, English and Afroamerican & African Studies, University of Michigan
David Pimentel, Director of Libraries and Learning Centers, University Housing, University of Michigan
Karl Pohrt, Owner, Shaman Drum Bookshop
Charles Ransom, Multicultural Studies Librarian, University Library, University of Michigan
Karen Schulte, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Professional Goals & Development
Wendy Woods, Associate Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program, University of Michigan
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science, & the Arts

Outreach Committee:

Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
W. Frances Deckard, Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch, NAACP
Julia Dickinson, Coordinator, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Tim Grimes, Community Relations Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Lola Jones, African American Cultural and Historical Museum and Another Ann Arbor
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Judy McGovern, Managing Editor, Features, Ann Arbor News
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola's Books, A Little Professor Store
Peggy Stevens, Assistant Program Manager, Community Television Network
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan