Saturday, June 14, 2008

Michael L. Printz Books

Looking for a good book but don't know what to read?

Why not try one of the many Michael L. Printz book award winners?

What is the award?

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Winner: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean

Honor Books
One Whole and Perfect Day, by Judith Clarke
Repossessed, by A.M. Jenkins

Winner: American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

Honor Books
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Winner: Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Honor Books:
Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson

Winner: how i live now, by Meg Rosoff

Honor Books:
Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel
Chanda’s Secrets, by Allan Stratton
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt

Winner: The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson

Honor Books:
A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
Keesha’s House, by Helen Frost
Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler

Winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers

Honor Books:
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos

Winner: A Step From Heaven, by An Na

Honor Books:
The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson
Heart to Heart by Jan Greenberg Abrams
Freewill, by Chris Lynch
True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Winner: Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond
Honor Books:
Many Stones, by Carolyn Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, by Louise Rennison
Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman

Winner: Monster, by Walter Dean Myers

Honor Books:
Skellig, by David Almond
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger

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