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2023 Michigan notable books

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!

As Long as I Know You: The Mom Book - Anne-Marie Oomen

Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik - Brian R. Solomon

Chevy in the Hole - Kelsey Ronan

Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented RhythmDan Charnas

Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant PeninsulasJeff Morrison

Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belongingedited by Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell 

I'll Be There: My Life with the Four Tops - Duke Fakir

Love RadioEbony LaDelle

Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food CommunityMicheline Maynard

Shapes, Lines, and Light: My Grandfather’s American JourneyKatie Yamasaki

The Star That Always Stays Anna Rose Johnson

The Turtle of MichiganNaomi Shihab Nye

We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan's Upper Peninsula  - Phyllis Michael Wong

What the Fireflies KnewKai Harris

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Click here for a video highlighting the Michigan Notable Books program - https://youtu.be/MlXeq6X5XAs

Published by on January 19, 2023
Last Modified October 03, 2023