Special Thanks: 2008

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2008 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads:
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
Borders, Inc.
Community Television Network
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2008 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Committees:

Blue Ribbon Committee
Laurel Champion, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
James Hawkins, Superintendent, Ypsilanti Schools
John Hieftje, Mayor, Ann Arbor
Don Loppnow, Provost and Vice-President, Eastern Michigan University
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
Chuck Hatt, Coordinator for Literacy and Social Studies Instruction, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Selection Committee
Rachel Cheng, University Librarian, Eastern Michigan University, Chair
Pat Alvis, Ann Arbor Book Discussion Group Member
Chad Bickel, Teacher, Ypsilanti School District
Shannon Bovis, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Connor Flynn, Student, Ann Arbor School District
Lisa Klopfer, Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Marcia Knapp, Ypsilanti Book Discussion Group Member
Su-Fen Lin, Ann Arbor Community Member
Anastasia Meade, Student, Ypsilanti School District
Tahani Othman, Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Marcella Zorn, Library Technician, Ann Arbor District Library

Screening Committee
Maureen Angyan, East Middle School
Jeanine Bessette, UM Housing Residence Education
Lori Coryell, Ypsilanti District Library
James Florey, Huron High School
Karl Pohrt, Shaman Drum Bookstore
Nicola Rooney, Nicola’s Books
Jackie Sasaki, Ann Arbor District Library
Carol Stepanchuk, University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
Tom Suchan, Eastern Michigan University Art History
Evans Young, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts

Outreach Committee
Rachel Cheng, University Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
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
Chuck Hatt, Coordinator for Literacy and Social Studies Instruction, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Emma Jackson, Director of Public Relations, Ypsilanti School District
Meagen Kucaj, Publicity Manager, Shaman Drum Bookshop
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Molly Mahony, Philosophy Librarian, University of Michigan
Jean Nelson, Liaison, Washtenaw Community College
Rachel Pastiva, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
Kate Pittsley, Business Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books
Susan Schouwenear, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Carol Stepanchuk, University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
A. Ann Tai, Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Michigan
Margaret Wolfe, Librarian Coordinator, Washtenaw County Library For the Blind and Physically Disabled
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan