Selection Committee

Libraries

Davenport University 

  • Judith Bosshart, Library Director

Kalamazoo College 

  • Stacy Nowicki, Library Director

Kalamazoo Public Library (4 votes total)

Kalamazoo Valley Community College 

  • Jim Ratliff, Librarian, Arcadia Campus

Portage District Library 

  • Lawrence Kapture, Adult Services 
  • Marsha Meyer, Adult Services

Education

Hackett Catholic Central High School 

  • Terri Lusenske, Chair, English Dept. 

Kalamazoo Central High School 

  • Linda Lee, English Dept.

Western Michigan University 

  • Nicholas Andreadis, Professor

Bookstores

Book Bug 

  • Nicole Butz

Community Organizations

Kalamazoo Community Foundation 

  • Shannon Bronsink, Marketing Communications Manager

South County Community Service Agency

  • Emily Greenman 

Book Groups

Westminster Presbyterian Church Book Group

  • Marty King

Media

Kalamazoo Gazette 

  • Anne Holcomb

Members at Large

  • Martha Aills 
  • Barbara Harkins 
  • Dennis Kreps
  • Lolita Moss
  • Chelsea Thorpe