Printz Award

excellence in Young Adult Literat ure

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.

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Author: Ellen Wittlinger
2000 Printz Award - Honor

After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.

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Author: David Almond
2000 Printz Award - Honor

Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
2000 Printz Award - Honor

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.