Sponsors: 2006

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2006 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads:

Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Community Television Network
Exhibit Museum Of Natural History, University of Michigan
Nicola’s Books
Pfizer, Inc.
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library
Zanzibar

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2006 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Committees:

Blue Ribbon Committee
David Canter, Senior Vice President, Global Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
Laurel Champion, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
Jon Fallon , President, Eastern Michigan University
Cheryl C. Farmer, Mayor, Ypsilanti
John Hieftje, Mayor, Ann Arbor
Jill Morey, Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Josie Barnes Parker, Director, Ann Arbor District Library
Larry Whitworth, President, Washtenaw Community College

Steering Committee
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Tim Grimes, Community Relations Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti 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
Amy Harris, Director, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan
(chair)
Kathy Betrus, Teacher, Ypsilanti Public Schools
Jeannie Fisher, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Alice Fishman, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Diane Geherin, Eastern Michigan University Wives and Associates Evening Book Club
Les Scherer, History Readers Book Club – Ann Arbor & Eastern Michigan University
Amber Snapke, Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Dr. Richard Solomon, MD, The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Paula Storm, Science Technology Librarian, Bruce T. Halle Library, Eastern Michigan University
Jane Yang, Student, Ypsilanti Public Schools

Screening Committee
Maureen Angyan, Teacher, East Middle School
Kira Berman, Director of Education, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan
Susan A. Henderson, Product Information, Information Scientist, Global Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
Kathe Blue Hetter, Science Teacher, Community High School
Susan King, Associate Director, Life Sciences and Society, University of Michigan
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Scott Martin, Biological Sciences Librarian, Coordinator for Digital Initiatives in the Sciences, University of Michigan
David Mindell, Department Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Zoology & Herbarium, University of Michigan
Julia Nims, Information Services Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Karl Pohrt, Owner, Shaman Drum Bookstore
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
Marcella Zorn, Adult Services/Inter-Library Loan, Ann Arbor District Library

Outreach Committee
Kira Berman, Director of Education, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
W. Frances Deckard, Ypsilanti Community Leader, Retired Teacher, Willow Run Schools & 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
Judith Johnson Philipsen, Manager, Information Management, Global Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
Lola Jones, African American Cultural and Historical Museum and Another Ann Arbor
Lisa Klopfer, Librarian, Bruce T. Halle Library, Eastern Michigan University
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Jean Nelson, Liaison, Washtenaw Community College
J. Elizabeth Orthman, Ms, RN Coordinator, Sedation Analgesia & Pain Management Programs, University of Michigan
Jenny Paul, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Linda Prieskorn, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books
Huda Karaman Rosen, Zeitouna
Peggy Stevens, Assistant Program Manager, Community Television Network
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan