Three Finalists for 2013

In 2013, the program will encourage readers of all ages to explore the theme of Understanding Race.

A selection committee of community leaders, librarians, students and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area will meet in late-October to choose one of three books as the focus for this year.

The three books under consideration are:

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010, 2012.

Absolutely True Dieary

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. New York: Little Brown & Co. 2007.

Uprooting Racism

Paul Kivel, Uprooting Racism: How White people Can Work for Social Justice, 3rd revised and expanded edition.. Gabriola Island, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2011.