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The 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.

2012 Winner & Honor Books

2011 Winner & Honor Books

 

2010 Winner & Honor Books

    Soulless
    Going Bovine
    by Libba Bray
  • Winner: Going Bovine by Libba Bray

    Cameron, a sixteen-year-old slacker, sets off on a madcap road trip along with a punk angel, a dwarf sidekick, a yard gnome and a mad scientist to save the world and perhaps his own life.
  • Honor Book: Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman. 
    Once Charles Darwin sets his rational mind to marry the religious Emma Wedgeworth, they both must take a leap of faith in order to build a life together.
  • Honor Book: The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey 
    Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a monstrumologist, races against time to save his town (and himself) from the anthropophagi, a pod of monstrous creatures who prey on humans.
  • Honor Book: Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp
    Fourteen-year-old runaway Jamie, homeless and strung out, embarks on a harrowing journey to reach his dying brother.
  • Honor Book: Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes
    Karl Shoemaker wants to begin his senior year with a new identity separate from his counseling group, his alcoholic mother and the legacy of his dead father.

A full list of winners can be viewed at the Printz Awards website.

 

 

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