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Printz Awards

The Printz Awards are books that the American Library Association decides are the best of the best teen books of the year. Click the link below to see all the winners!

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Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living. When he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


Going Bovine
Going Bovine

Cameron is diagnosed with Mad Cow Disease, and either punk fairies and garden gnomes come to life and talk him into going on a quest, or the disease is eating his brain and he's hallucinating. Either way, this is a hilarious Don Quixote inspired adventure worth reading.


Looking For Alaska
Looking For Alaska

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.


In Darkness
In Darkness

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 visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.


Jellicoe Road
Jellicoe Road

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison. He meets Dante and they become friends. Ari then starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.


Revolver
Revolver

Sig lives in a tiny cabin in a remote part of frozen Alaska in 1910. Soon after Sig brings his father's dead, frozen body back to the cabin, a stranger knocks on the door demanding the gold Sig's father stole from him. The only thing that might save Sig is the revolver hidden in the pantry.


Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity

In 1943, Agent Verity sits, wasting away inside a Gestapo prison, expected to spill the beans of her actions in Nazi-Controlled France, all for a postponement of her final sentence. Agent Verity is not alone, she has a friend,on the outside, and through friendship and ingenuity, the agents will achieve their goal!


Where Things Come Back
Where Things Come Back

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.


The Monstrumologist
The Monstrumologist

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.