Printz Awards

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year

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  • Bone Gap

    Bone Gap2015

    by Laura Ruby


    Summary: Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him...  more »


    Call #: YA F RUBY

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • I'll give you the sun

    I'll give you the sun2014

    by Jandy Nelson


    Summary: "A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--


    Call #: YA F NELSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Midwinterblood


    by Marcus Sedgwick


    Summary: Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.


    Call #: YA F SEDGWICK

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Eleanor & Park [CD book] : a novel

    Eleanor & Park : a novel2013

    by Rainbow Rowell (read by Rebecca Lowman)


    Summary: "Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try." --



    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book One
    Staff Pick

    March. Book One2013

    by John Lewis

    Series: March


    Summary: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow...  more »


    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In darkness

    In darkness2012

    by Nick Lake


    Summary: 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...  more »


    Call #: YA F LAKE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Where things come back : a novel

    Where things come back : a novel2011

    by John Corey Whaley


    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.


    Call #: YA F WHALEY

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jellicoe Road

    Jellicoe Road2010

    by Melina Marchetta


    Summary: High school student Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia

    Note: The Well Red Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 9/24/19. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.



    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Ship breaker

    Ship breaker2010

    by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Series: Ship Breaker Series - #1


    Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he...  more »



    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Going bovine

    Going bovine2009

    by Libba Bray


    Summary: Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.


    Call #: YA F BRAY

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American born Chinese

    American born Chinese2006

    by Gene Luen Yang


    Summary: Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.



    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Looking for Alaska : a novel

    Looking for Alaska : a novel2005

    by John Green


    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.


    Call #: YA F GREEN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How I live now

    How I live now2004

    by Meg Rosoff


    Summary: To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.


    Call #: YA F ROSOFF

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A step from heaven

    A step from heaven2001

    by Na An


    Summary: A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.


    Call #: YA F AN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details