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Michael L. Printz Award Winners


     2010s  |   2000s  |

Printz awards, first presented in 2000, are given to the author of the book "that exemplifies literary excellence
in young adult literature." (ALA: Michael L. Printz Award)


* indicates winning title

2014
* Midwinter Blood - Marcus Sedgwick
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
Kingdom of Little Wounds - Susann Cokal
Maggot Moon - Sally Gardner
Navigating Early - Clare Vanderpool

2013
* In Darkness - Nick Lake
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
Dodger - Terry Pratchett
The White Bicycle - Beverley Brenna

2012
* Where Things Come Back - John Corey Whaley
Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman
The Returning - Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater

2011
* Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
Stolen - Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz - A.S. King
Revolver - Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing - Janne Teller

2010
* Going Bovine - Libba Bray
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith - Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
Punkzilla - Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 - John Barnes

2009
* Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. II: The Kingdom on the Waves - M. T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
Nation - Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels - Margo Lanagan

2008
* The White Darkness - Geraldine McCaughrean
Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet - Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day - Judith Clarke
Repossessed - A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath - Stephanie Hemphill

2007
* American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. 1: The Pox Party - M. T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Surrender - Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

2006
* Looking for Alaska - John Green
Black Juice - Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth - Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till - Marilyn Nelson

2005
* How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
Airborn - Kenneth Oppel
Chanda's Secrets - Allan Stratton
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Gary D. Schmidt

2004
* The First Part Last - Angela Johnson
A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Keesha's House - Helen Frost
Fat Kid Rules the World - K. L. Going
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things - Carolyn Mackler

2003
* Postcards From No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers
The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat - Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole In My Life - Jack Gantos

2002
* A Step from Heaven - An Na
The Ropemaker - Peter Dickinson
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art - Jan Greenberg
Freewill - Chris Lynch
True Believer - Virginia Euwer Wolff

2001
* Kit's Wilderness - David Almond
Many Stones - Carolyn Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed - Carol Plum-Ucci
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson - Louise Rennison
Stuck In Neutral - Terry Trueman

2000
* Monster - Walter Dean Myers
Skellig - David Almond
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Hard Love - Ellen Wittlinger





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