Michigan Notable Books 2022

2022 Michigan Notable Books showing covers for books included on the list

Every year a selection committee facilitated by the Library of Michigan comes together and pores over 100s of books that were published the previous year. Fiction, non-fiction, as well as children's and teen titles are all eligible for consideration as long as they meet the criteria: books must be written by a Michigan author, or feature Michigan or the Great Lakes as the setting.

This year's notable book list has a great sampling of it all!  Check out the links below to find out more or to place a request for one of these great books at your preferred branch.  Check out Michigan Notable Book lists from years past here!

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids - edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Call Me Athena, Girl from Detroit Colby Cedar Smith 

Day of DaysJohn Smolens

Dead of Winter - Stephen Mack Jones

The Dock Porter: A Mackinac Island Novel Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone

Early Morning Riser - Katherine Heiny

Firekeeper's Daughter - Angeline Boulley

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement - Paula Yoo

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: My 36 Years in the Senate - Carl Levin

Long Road to the Circus - Betsy Bird

Miles from Motown - Lisa Sukenic

Never Saw You Coming - Erin Hahn

The Other Me - Sarah Zachrich Jeng

Pewabic Pottery: The American Arts & Crafts Movement Expressed in Clay by Thomas W. Brunk

Tin Camp Road - Ellen Airgood

Trout Water: A Year on the Au Sable by Josh Greenberg

Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons - Jerry Dennis

Published by on January 13, 2022
Last Modified September 30, 2022