Sponsors: 2007

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2007 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads:

Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Senior Center
Community Television Network
Eastern Michigan University
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2007 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Committees:

Blue Ribbon Committee
Laurel Champion, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
Jon Fallon III, President, Eastern Michigan University
John Hieftje, Mayor, Ann Arbor
Jill Morey, Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Josie Barnes Parker, Director, Ann Arbor District Library
Paul Schreiber, Mayor, Ypsilanti
Larry Whitworth, President, Washtenaw Community College

Steering Committee
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Tim Grimes, Community Relations and Marketing Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Linda Prieskorn, Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Selection Committee
Charles Bright, Professor of History, University of Michigan (chair)
Trudy Adams, Teacher, Ypsilanti Public Schools
Lauren Burdick, Student, Ypsilanti Public Schools
Amy Cantu, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Lilia Katz-Epstein, Student, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Katie Jones, Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Lucy Liggett, Book Discussion Group Leader, Ypsilanti
Linda Shirato, Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Lucia Skoman, Book Discussion Group Leader, Ann Arbor
Sue VerWys, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Scott Westerman, Ann Arbor

Screening Committee
Maureen Angyan, East Middle School
Jeanine Bessette, UM Housing Residence Education,
James Florey, Huron High School,
Amanda Forrester, UM Shapiro Undergraduate Library,
Julie Ellison, Imagining America, UM American Culture, English, Art & Design
Sharon Iverson, Ann Arbor District Library
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Ypsilanti District Library
Ramona Meraz, Assistant Director, New Student Programs, McKenny Union, Campus Life & Diversity Programs EMU
Judy Mich, League of Women Voters
Julia Nims, EMU Information Services Librarian
Karl Pohrt, Shaman Drum Bookstore
Nicola Rooney, Nicola’s Books
Jane Yang, Lincoln High School
Evans Young, UM College of Literature, Science, & the Arts - chair

Outreach Committee
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Phyllis Engelbert, Michigan Peace Works
Alice Fishman, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Sharon Gambin, Inventory Supervisor, Border’s Books and Music
Tim Grimes, Community Relations and Marketing Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Sara Henschell-Doyle, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Lisa Klopfer, Librarian, Bruce T. Halle Library, Eastern Michigan University
Meagen Kucaj, Shaman Drum Bookstore
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Jean Nelson, Liaison, Washtenaw Community College
Rachel Pastiva, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
Kate Pittsley, Business Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Linda Prieskorn, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Deborah Renner, Blueprint for Aging
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books
Lucia Skoman, Ann Arbor Senior Center
Susan Smith, Ann Arbor League of Women Voters
Laurie Wechter, Jewish Community Center
Rev. Roger Williams, Divine S. Lutheran Church
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan