Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation, has donated 8,000 copies of The Michigan Reader to the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit. The Michigan Reader, published by Thomson Gale imprint Sleeping Bear Press in Chelsea, Mich., will be given out at Detroit Police precincts with the Goodfellow packages this holiday season. The Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit works with community organizations to ensure that more than 40,000 children in Detroit receive holiday gift packages. The Michigan Reader features poems, short stories, and word games to involve students while educating and encouraging them about their state. Full-color pencil illustrations by K.L. Darnell highlight author Kathy-jo Wargin's tales of Michigan's heroes (from the fur traders to Sojourner Truth), familiar sights (lighthouses and ships on the great waters), animals, and products.