Michael L. Printz Award

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"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."

2013 - Winner - In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honor - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Senz
Honor - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Honor - Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Honor - The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

2012 - Winner - Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor - Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Honor - The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Honor - Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Honor - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Ship Breaker2011 – Winner – Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Honor - Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Honor - Please Ignore Vera Dietzby A.S. King
Honor - Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Honor - Nothing by Janne Teller

2010 Printz Award Winner2010 – Winner – Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Honor - Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Honor - The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Honor - Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Honor - Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

2009 Printz Award Winner2009 – Winner – Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Honor - The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
Honor - The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Honor – Nation by Terry Pratchett
Honor – Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

2008 Printz Award Winner2008 – Winner – The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Honor – Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
Honor – One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Honor – Repossessed by A. M. Jenkins
Honor – Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill


2007 Printz Award Winner2007 – Winner – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Honor - The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
Honor - An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Honor – Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
Honor – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2006 Printz Award Winner2006 – Winner – Looking for Alaska by John Green

Honor – Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
Honor – I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Honor – John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography by Elizabeth Partridge
Honor – A Wreath For Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson

2005 Printz Award Winner2005 – Winner – how i live now by Meg Rosoff

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

2004 Printz Award Winner2004 - Winner - First Part Last by Angela Johnson

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

2003 Printz Award Winner2003 - Winner - Postcards From No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
Honor - The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Honor - My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Honor - Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos


2002 Printz Award Winner2002 - Winner - A Step From Heaven by An Na

Honor - Freewill by Chris Lynch
Honor - Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired By Twentieth Century Art by Jan Greenberg
Honor - The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
Honor - True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff

2001 Printz Award Winner2001 - Winner - Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

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

2000 Printz Award Winner 2000 - Winner - Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Honor - Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
Honor - Skellig by David Almond
Honor - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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