AAReads Sponsors: 2005

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2005 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.

Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Arab American Cultural Center of Ann Arbor
Border’s Books and Music
Community Television Network
Nicola’s: A Little Professor Store
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library
Zeitouna

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2005 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
Jill Morey, Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Josie Barnes Parker, Director Ann Arbor District Library
David Sharp, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Larry Whitworth, President, Washtenaw Community College
Craig Willis, Interim President, Eastern Michigan University

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, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Selection Committee
Gottfried Hagen, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Middle East and North African Studies, University of Michigan (chair)
Monique Bolden – Teacher, Ypsilanti High School, Ypsilanti Public Schools
Steve Boyce, Teacher, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Pouya Entezami, Student, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Jeanie Fisher, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Alice Fishman, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
David Herzig, Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County
Nadia Hidayet, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Service (ACCESS)
Viktoriya Lazarova, Student, Ypsilanti High School, Ypsilanti Public Schools

Screening Committee
Beth Andersen, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Charles Behling, Co-Director, Program on Intergroup Relations, and Adjunct Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan
Melinda Colquitt, Teacher of Middle Eastern Civilization, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Kathy Evans Daly, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Julia Dickinson, Coordinator, Ann Arbor Book Festival 2004
Charles Ransom, Multicultural Studies Librarian, University Library, University of Michigan
Jonathan Rogers, Head, Near East Division, University Library, University of Michigan
Adil Salmoni, Shaman Drum Bookshop
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science, & the Arts

Outreach Committee
Angela Beskow, International Student Advisor, Office of International Students, Eastern Michigan University
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
W. Frances Deckard, Trustee, Ypsilanti District Library
Alice Fishman, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Sharon Gambin, Inventory Supervisor, Border’s Books and Music
Tim Grimes, Community Relations Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Lola Jones, African American Cultural and Historical Museum and Another Ann Arbor
Lisa Klopfer, Librarian, Bruce T. Halle Library, Eastern Michigan University
Amir Naeem, Student, Eastern Michigan University
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Jean Nelson, Washtenaw Community College
J. Elizabeth Orthman, University of Michigan
Jenny Paul, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Kathy Robenalt, Coordinator, Ann Arbor Book Festival 2005
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books, A Little Professor Store
Huda Karaman Rosen, Zeitouna
Peggy Stevens, Assistant Program Manager, Community Television Network
Chuck Warpehoski, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan