Great Lakes Great Read 2024/25

A Basin-wide community read. Selected books to be announced on Monday, April 22, 2024 Earth Day!

Past events:

Book Connections! Michigan’s Monroe County One Book One Community Kick Off Event


March 12, 2024 6-8 pm

The Library of the Great Lakes in partnership with Monroe County OBOC 2024 is proud to present Book Connections with Michigan writer Sally Cole-Misch.

Join us on March 12th, 2024 from 6pm-8pm in the MCCC Library to hear from Sally Cole-Misch about her book The Best Part of Us. There will be community booths and a book signing. 

Monroe County Community College Library: The Library is located in the Campbell Academic Center – Building “C”. MCCC Library Campbell Academic Center 1555 S. Raisinville Rd MonroeMI 48161 

Registration for the talk is encouraged. By registering, you can pick up your free copy of The Best Part of Us at Monroe Community College Library while supplies last.

This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, administered by Creative Washtenaw.


Sally Cole-Misch is a writer and environmental communicator who advocates for the natural world through work and play. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in environmental education and international water policy from the University of Michigan, and a certificate in fiction writing from Stanford University. Throughout her career, she’s focused on communicating our essential connections with nature — particularly the Great Lakes — and the role each of us can play to restore, protect, and enjoy all that nature gives to us. Sally lives in Michigan and enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, sailing, gardening and reading, a hearty laugh with friends, the wonder of surprise, and the optimism that nature’s beauty always provides.

Learn more about Sally and The Best Part of Us at

Continue exploring the Great Lakes Book Connections through these books. Download list here.