Great Lakes Great Books Award 2015–2017

A committee searches out books from many sources. Nominations are sought from interested members of the community through a nomination form sent to participants, printed in the News & Views newsletter and posted on the Michigan Reading Association’s web site ( A final determination of nominees, divided by grade levels, is assembled into a Great Lakes Great Books packet.

All the Rage

by Courtney Summers

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Circus Mirandus

by Cassie Beasley / Diana Sudyka

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by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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El Deafo

by Cece Bell / David Lasky

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by Lizi Boyd

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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

by Jon Scieszka / Brian Biggs

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Hansel & Gretel

by Neil Gaiman / Lorenzo Mattotti

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Lenny & Lucy

by Philip C. Stead / Erin E. Stead


Orbiting Jupiter

by Gary D. Schmidt

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Space Case

by Stuart Gibbs

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Sunny Side Up

by Jennifer L. Holm / Lark Pien

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The Marvels

by Brian Selznick

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The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Trombone Shorty

by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews / Bryan Collier

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X: A Novel

by Ilyasah Shabazz

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