Topeka: As a lead up to the Kansas’ 150th Birthday in 2011, the State Library of Kansas seeks recommended books for a Kansas 150 list. The grassroots project encourages book title suggestions from anyone—individuals, authors, booksellers, and publishers. Nominations may be made between January 29, 2010 and October 31, 2010. The list of 150 notable titles will be announced at the beginning of 2011 and promoted throughout the sesquicentennial year.
Criteria for nominations is simple: a significant aspect of the book must relate to Kansas. The book can tell a story about Kansas, its culture, its heritage or be historical in nature. In addition, the book may be written by a recognizable author who called Kansas home at some time in his/her lifetime; and the book may be from any genre, fiction or non-fiction, and suitable for readers of any age.
A submission form is available on the State Library’s website, www.kslib.info