The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic.This a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library.
The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us. A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List.
“The Kansas Notable Books Committee considered the eligible books published in 2016. I was delighted to receive the recommended list and make the final decision,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “Our list is intended to showcase Kansas’ unique talent and history while encouraging residents to visit their library and check out the
Oxford Public Library is pleased to showcase seven of these works and have them available to our patrons to check out. These books were purchased for the library through a grant made available through a project by the State Library of Kansas and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The works at the library include the following:
Phog by Scott Johnson
Never Enough Flamingos by Janelle Diller
Green City by Allan Drummond
The Memory of Lemon by Judith Furtig
Presenting Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming
Mike Torrez by Jorge Iber
Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
Come check out the 2017 Kansas Notable Books at your local library!