Branstrom Book Prize DetailS

Branstrom Freshman Prize recipients may select a book prize, which will include an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation. Branstrom Freshman Prize recipients may obtain their book prize from their campus bookstore; details are below.

Ann Arbor Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Ann Arbor Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. To assist students with their selection, Barnes & Noble at the University of Michigan, located in the Michigan Union, will have these books on display beginning March 12. Ann Arbor students will be sent an email and asked to complete a Google Form by March 22 that includes their book selection. Books will be available for pickup Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 23, 2021. A shipping option will be available for students taking all of their classes in a remote format and not living in close proximity to Ann Arbor.

For bookstore hours, please visit their website.

Phone: 734-205-2401

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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Dearborn Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Dearborn Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. Dearborn students will be sent an email survey from the bookstore asking them to pre-select a book so that it can be available for pickup beginning Monday, March 22 through Friday, April 2, 2021. The bookstore is currently closed to the public, but students can pick up their books during curbside pickup hours, Monday-Friday, 11:00-3:00.

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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Flint Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Flint Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. To assist students with their selection, the University of Michigan-Flint Bookstore, located at 303 South Saginaw Street, 106 Pavilion, will have these books on display and available for pickup beginning Monday, March 22 through Friday, April 2, 2021. Please stop by the bookstore with your student ID and let the bookseller know you are a Branstrom recipient.

For bookstore hours, please visit their website.

Phone: 810–762–3030

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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William J. Branstrom Freshman Book Prize Selection—March 2021

  • American Medical Association: American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
  • Apel: Harvard Dictionary of Music
  • Arnason/Mansfield: History of Modern Art
  • Bartlett/O’Brien: Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
  • Bennett: The Book of Virtues
  • Burkholder/Grout/Palisca: History of Western Music
  • Chmura/Consolino: Historic Photos of the University of Michigan
  • Collins: Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary
  • King: The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume 7
  • MacAulay: The New Way Things Work
  • Mankoff: The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-Serious A-to-Z Archive
  • Merriam-Webster: Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus
  • Miranda: Hamilton: The Revolution
  • National Geographic: Visual History of the World
  • Mosby: Mosby’s Medical Dictionary
  • Norton: Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Oxford: Oxford Atlas of the World
  • Oxford: Oxford Spanish Dictionary
  • Rowling: Special Edition Harry Potter Boxed Set
  • Shakespeare: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Pocket Set
  • University of Chicago Press: Chicago Manual of Style

Ann Arbor students, please note:

  • you must complete the selection form by March 22 in order for your book to be available;
  • you can pick up your book beginning April 5, 2021;
  • the last date to pick up your book is Friday, April 23, 2021.
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