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Michael L. Printz Award 

 

 

 

What is the Michael L. Printz Award?

The Young Adult Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association and Booklist magazine sponsor this award to recognize literary excellence in young adult literature.  The award-winning book may be fiction, non-fiction, poetry or an anthology.

 

 

Who decides the winner?

The selection committee consists of nine YALSA members appointed by the vice-president/president-elect for a one-year term.  Beginning in 2002, four members will be elected by the membership.  One member from Booklist also serves on the committee. Books must be published in the year of the award and be designated by the publisher as young adult or by YALSA as being for readers age 12 through 18. Up to four honor books may also be selected.

 

When did the award begin?

The award was established in 1999 to recognize, honor and promote excellence in literature for young adults.

 

Why is it called the Michael L. Printz Award?

The award was named in honor of Michale Printz, a school librarian in Topeka West (KS) High School for many years, retiring in 1994.  He was active in YALSA.  He served on the Best Books for Young Adults Committee and the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee. He died in 1996.

 

What does the award look like?

The award is a golden circle with a large black letter "P."  Surrounding are the words, "MICHAEL l. PRINTZ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE     AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION."  Quoted from the ALA description..."YALSA created a place, a circle if you will, for Mike to stand and be recognized."

 

 

YP 92 P957ba

Bankston, John. MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AND THE STORY OF THE MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD. Hockessin, DE: Mitchell Lane, 2004.

Summary: Profiles high school librarian, Michael L. Printz, whose efforts in championing authors and their books led to the creation of the Michael L. Printz Award to honor excellence in young adult literature.

 

 

 

 

YEAR AUTHOR TITLE   (Curriculum Lab Call Number)
2007 Yang, Gene Luen AMERICAN BORN CHINESE   (J  Y22am)
  Anderson, M.T. ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION; V.1 THE POX PARTY   (YP  A548as)
  Green, John ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES   (YP  G795ab)
  Hartnett, Sonya SURRENDER
  Zusak, Markus THE BOOK THIEF   (YP  Z96bo)
     
2006 Green, John LOOKING FOR ALASKA  (YP  G795lo)
  Lanagan, Margo BLACK JUICE  (YP L243bl)
  Zusak, Markus I AM THE MESSENGER  (YP Z96i)
  Partridge, Elizabeth JOHN LENNON: ALL I WANT IS THE TRUTH, A PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY   (YP  92  L567pa)
     
2005 Rosoff, Meg HOW I LIVE NOW  (YP R882ho)
  Oppel, Kenneth AIRBORNE  (YP O62ai)
  Schmidt, Gary D. LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY  (YP S351li)
  Stratton, Allan CHANDA'S SECRETS  (YP S898ch)
     
2004 Johnson, Angela FIRST PART LAST  (YP J66fi)
  Donnelly, Jennifer NORTHERN LIGHT  (YP D685no)
  Frost, Helen KEESHA'S HOUSE  (YP F940ke)
  Going, K. L. FAT KID RULES THE WORLD  (YP G615fa)
  Mackler, Carolyn EARTH, MY BUTT AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS
     
2003 Chambers, Aidan POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN'S LAND (YP C444po)
Gantos, Jack HOLE IN MY LIFE  (YP  92 G211)
Freymann-Weyr, Garret MY HEARTBEAT  (YP  F894my)
Farmer, Nancy HOUSE OF THE SCORPION  (YP F234ho)
2002 Na, An A STEP FROM HEAVEN  (YP N111st)
Greenberg, Jan HEART TO HEART: NEW POEMS INSPIRED BY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN ART  (YP 811.608 H435)
Lynch, Chris FREEWILL  (YP L987fr)
Dickinson, Peter THE ROPEMAKER  (YP D553vo)
Wolff, Virginia Euwer TRUE BELIEVER
2001 Almond, David KIT'S WILDERNESS  (YP A452ki)
Corman, Carolyn MANY STONES  (YP C758ma)
Plum-Ucci, Carol BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED  (YP P734bo)
Rennison, Louise ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING
Trueman, Terry STUCK IN NEUTRAL
 

 

2000 Myers, Walter Dean MONSTER  (YP M966mn)
Almond, David SKELLIG  (YP A452sk)
Anderson, Laurie Halse SPEAK  (YP A547sp)
Wittlinger, Ellen HARD LOVE   (YP  W832ha)

 

 

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