2017–18 Great Michigan Read Announced

April 18, 2017


“X: A Novel” by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon


Michigan Humanities Council is announcing the sixth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect us as Michiganians by deepening our understanding of our state, our society, and our history. A statewide panel of teachers, librarians, community leaders, and book lovers select the Great Michigan Read every two years.

“X: A Novel is an engrossing tale of the arduous past of a civil rights leader, and a fine platform for engaging humanities programs and discussion across the state,” said Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, Executive Director.

The book explores the Michigan roots of Malcolm X, including the early life experiences, both good and bad, that molded him into one of the most prominent leaders of the twentieth century.
There will be several opportunities to meet the authors, register as a community partner, present and attend book-related programs, and be a part of our new exciting ideas for the 2017–18 Great Michigan Read.

“This honor is especially important to me. It is always a high honor to have one’s work recognized by a distinguished organization such as Michigan Humanities Council, and to be an inspiration to readers throughout Michigan.”
                  ~ Ilyasah Shabazz, Author

The Great Michigan Read is supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities, and by sponsors Meijer, The Historic Ford Estates, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Library of Michigan, Detroit Public Library Foundation, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Sarah Jury, MSU Federal Credit Union, and Michigan Radio. Sponsorship opportunities are available to deliver books and events throughout our state. Please contact Michigan Humanities Council to find out how to get involved.


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