About the Award
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.
The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas. He had a passion for books and reading. He also appreciated the authors who wrote books for young adults and demonstrated this by initiating an author-in-residence program at his high school.
The award is from 2000- present
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Award by Year
|2020||Dig by A. S. King PZ 7 .K 5693 DIG 2019|
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo FIC ACE
|2018||We Are Okay: A Novel by Nina LaCour FIC LAC|
|2017||March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell E840.8.L43 A3|
|2016||Bone Gap by Laura Ruby FIC RUB|
|2015||I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson FIC NEL|
|2013||In Darkness by Nick Lake FIC LAK|
|2012||Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley FIC WHA|
|2011||Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi FIC BAC|
|2010||Going Bovine by Libba Bray FIC BRA|
|2009||Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta FIC MAR|
|2008||The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean FIC MCA|
|2007||American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang FIC YAN|
|2006||Looking for Alaska by John Green FIC GRE|
|2005||How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff FIC ROS|
|2004||The First Part Last by Angela Johnson FIC JOH|
|2003||Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers FIC CHA|
|2002||A Step from Heaven by An Na FIC NA|
|2001||Kit's Wilderness by David Almond FIC ALM|
|2000||Monster by Walter Dean Myers FIC MYE|