2017 Printz Award Previous Printz The Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young Award Winners adult literature. The award, first given in 2000, is named for the late Michael L. Printz, a Tope- ka, Kan., school librarian known for discovering 2016 Winner: Bone Gap by Laura and promoting quality books for young adults. Ruby 2017 Winner 2015 Winner: I’ll Give You The : Book Three by , Sun by and This is the conclusion of 2014 Winner: Midwinterblood by the March trilogy, a gripping autobio- graphical account of Congressman John Lewis’s experiences during the 2013 Winner: In Darkness Civil Rights Movement. It follows Lew- by Nick Lake is’s involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the March on Selma, con- 2012 Winner: Where Things cluding with a call to action for today’s youth. Come Back by 2017 Honor Books 2011 Winner: Ship Breaker Asking For It by Louise O’Neill by After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no 2010 Winner: recollection of the previous night. Pic- by tures go viral showing her being raped. Lacking support from her small Irish 2009 Winner: Jellicoe Road town, Emma becomes a shell of her by previous self, struggling with the question of wheth- er she asked for it. 2008 Winner: The White Dark- ness The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry This beautiful historical epic tells the by Geraldine McCaughrean tale of Dolssa, an accused heretic on 2007 Winner: American Born the run, and the three sisters who find and help her during the Inquisition. Chinese by Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s story unfolds across time peri- 2006 Winner: ods with rich language and historical detail. by Scythe by Neal Shusterman 2005 Winner: In a future where death has been erad- by icated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random 2004 Winner: members of society. Teens Citra and by Rowan are apprentices thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a 2003 Winner: Postcards from No examination of ethics, humanity and Man’s Land by the flaws of immortality.

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