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Social distancing doesn't have to be boring. Here are some Michigan books to get you through it.

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Now is the perfect time to catch up on books you've been meaning to read, or to discover something new!

As the nation begins to cope with the coronavirus pandamic, Michiganders are doing their part by staying home. Social distancing is key to slowing the spread of the virus, but being stuck at home can be, well, a bit boring after a while.

To help cope with the monotony, we put together a list of Michigan books and authors for you to check out while you practice social distancing. Peruse the list below, and if you see anything you like, consider ordering it online from your local bookstore.

For mystery lovers

Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

For history lovers

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

Faygo Book by Joe Grimm

The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon

For older kids

Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi

Drumroll Please by Lisa Jenn-Bigelow

Great Girls in Michigan History and Bold Boys in Michigan History by Patricia Majher

Michigan Chillers series by Jonathan Rand

For little kids

Learning, Recycling, and Becoming Little Heroes by Gale Glover

Mr. Mouthful Learns His Lesson by Joseph Kimble

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory by Bailey Sisoy Isgro, illustrated by Nicole Lapointe

For sports people

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age by Sridhar Pappu

Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football by John U. Bacon

For teenagers

The Batboy by Mike Lupika

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel and Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Saladin Ahmed

On politics and current events

Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises by Jodie Adams Kirshner

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count by David Daley

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