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Printz Award Winners

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. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. For more information, go to http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz

Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick. 2014 Printz Award Winner. Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabitedNthroughout various time periodsNby Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.

2013 Printz Award Winner, In Darkness by Nick Lake. In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.

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. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Looking for Alaska by John Green

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi