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 March: Book Three by John Lewis, Sun by Jandy Nelson Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell This graphic novel is the conclusion of 2014 Winner: Midwinterblood by the March trilogy, a gripping autobio- Marcus Sedgwick 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 John Corey Whaley 2017 Honor Books 2011 Winner: Ship Breaker Asking For It by Louise O’Neill by Paolo Bacigalupi After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no 2010 Winner: Going Bovine recollection of the previous night. Pic- by Libba Bray 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 Melina Marchetta 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 Gene Luen Yang Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s story unfolds across time peri- 2006 Winner: Looking for Alaska ods with rich language and historical detail. by John Green Scythe by Neal Shusterman 2005 Winner: how i live now In a future where death has been erad- by Meg Rosoff icated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random 2004 Winner: The First Part Last members of society. Teens Citra and by Angela Johnson 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 Aidan Chambers the flaws of immortality.
2002 Winner: A Step from The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Heaven by An Na Yoon Natasha believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and be- lieves there is something extraordinary 630-868-7520 in store for both of them. wheatonlibrary.org/teens