Michigan

“Up North in Michigan” is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal January 10, 2022
Cover of Up North in Michigan

We are excited to share that Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons, by Jerry Dennis, is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book! The Michigan Notable Book Up North in Michigan is a collection of essays that capture the author’s lifelong journey to better know the place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on the Up North that can […]

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ReadMichigan eBook Collection Free-to-Read for Michigan Residents

by Danielle Coty-Fattal December 16, 2021
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We have partnered with the Library of Michigan, Michigan Humanities, Michigan State University Press, and Wayne State University Press to launch a unique collection of regional eBooks available to all residents of Michigan. The new ReadMichigan.org eBook collection contains about 300 free-to-read eBooks focused on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  This collection includes past winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award, which pays tribute to the people, places, and things that make Michigan unique. Also included are other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks for free […]

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2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winner

by Danielle Coty-Fattal September 17, 2021
Cover of For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus by Carol Jacobsen, with a foreword by Lucy R. Lippard

The University of Michigan Press is excited to announce that the 2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award has been awarded to For Dear Life: Women’s Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus, by Carol Jacobsen! The book will be honored at the University of Michigan Faculty Awards dinner on October 18, 2021.  For Dear Life brings together the faces, letters, and testimonies of dozens of incarcerated women with whom Jacobsen has worked and essays from leading feminist scholars to reveal the methods they have used to obtain justice. This book documents Jacobsen’s love and lifelong commitment to creating feminist justice […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Excerpt from Great Lakes Rocks

by Danielle Coty-Fattal July 8, 2019

Every year over 1,000,000 people visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lauded by ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” Whether they are visiting to climb the massive sand dunes, to stargaze, or for the scenic drive, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at a scenic lakeshore where sand dunes seem to rise straight out of Lake Michigan. Yet the formation of the Great Lakes dunes is only one of the ways in which geology manifests in the region. With natural resources such as salt and natural gas, formations such as the Pictured Rocks National […]

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Vernor’s 150th Anniversary

by Kasie Pleiness June 6, 2016

Vernor’s Ginger Ale celebrates its 150th anniversary this week. Created in 1866 by James Vernor, Vernor’s was first introduced in a drugstore in Detroit. The Michigan made ginger ale spread from city to city through the sale of bottling franchises, but was not distributed nationally until the 1960s. Vernor’s is the oldest continuously produced soda pop in the United States, preceding Coke, Pepsi, Hires, and Faygo. On June 11, the Vernor’s Ginger Ale Collector’s Club will be hosting a 150th Anniversary Party at the Detroit Historical Museum. The event will feature a presentation on the history of the soda pop, […]

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