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The Michael L. Printz Award, first given in 2000, is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. The honor was named for a Topeka, Kansas, school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. 
 
 
Looking For Alaska (Printz Award Winner)
Looking For Alaska (Printz Award Winner)
by John Green
Hardcover from Dutton Juvenile
ISBN: 0525475060

Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps."
Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.
John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.
 
The Newbery Printz Companion (Children s and Young Adult Literature Reference)
The Newbery/Printz Companion (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference)
by John T. Gillespie, Corinne J. Naden
Hardcover from Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583136

This comprehensive and practical guide to the influential Newbery and Printz awards for children's and young adult literature provides information on each year's winners and honor books, as well as on the awards themselves and the librarians for whom they are named. For each award-winning book, there is a plot summary, list of characters and themes, background on the author, incidents for booktalking, related reads, and fresh ideas for introducing the book to young readers.

A comprehensive guide to the influential Newbery and Printz awards for children's and young adult literature, providing information on each year's winners and honor books, and on the awards themselves and the librarians for whom they are named. For each award-winning book, there is a plot summary, list of characters and themes, background on the author, incidents for booktalking, related reads, and fresh ideas for introducing the book to young readers. For honor books, there is a summary of the plot, important characters, and primary themes. This valuable reader's advisory tool builds on the previous Newbery Companion (2nd ed., Libraries Unlimited, ). It covers all Newbery Medals from 1922 through 2006 and all Printz Awards from the prize's inception in 2000 through 2006. All entries from the previous volume have been revised as needed, often adding new Related Titles and new information to the About the Book and About the Author sections.

 
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Michael L Printz Award 2004-2006
by Ingram Book Group
Paperback from Ingram Book Group
ISBN: 1608948234
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Michael L Printz Award 2000-2003
by Ingram Book Group
Paperback from Ingram Book Group
ISBN: 1608949338
Availability: Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.
 
Michael L. Printz and the Story of the Michael L. Printz Award
Michael L. Printz and the Story of the Michael L. Printz Award
by John Bankston
Paperback from Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
 
 
A Northern Light (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
A Northern Light (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
by Jennifer Donnelly from Harcourt Children's Books
 
 
Keesha s House (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
Keesha's House (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
by Helen Frost
Hardcover from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374340641
 An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems
Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can't make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephie's boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that he's gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mother's loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.
Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frost's extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.
 
Looking for Alaska (Printz Award Winner) (text only) by J. Green
Looking for Alaska (Printz Award Winner) (text only) by J. Green
by J. Green
Hardcover from Dutton Juvenile
 
 
Chanda s Secrets (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
Chanda's Secrets (Michael L Printz Honor Book (Awards))
by Allan Stratton
Hardcover from Annick Press
ISBN: 155037835X

An unforgettable novel about family, loyalty and survival in sub-Saharan Africa -- now a major motion picture.

Chanda's Secrets was first published in 2004 to extraordinary international acclaim. It won the Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in YA Literature, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults selection and, in France, was a finalist for the Prix Sorcières. It has now been made into a major motion picture, under the name Life, Above All. The film received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and was honored with the prestigious Prix Francois Chalais. To coincide with the film's North American release by Sony Classics, the cover of this new reprint features a poignant still from the movie.

"No-one can read Chanda's Secrets and remain untouched."
-- Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa and current chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and co-director of AIDS-Free World

"The message about overcoming ignorance and shame and confronting the facts is ever-present, but the tense story and the realistic characters . . . will keep kids reading and break the silence about the tragedy."
-- Booklist (starred review)

"Smart and determined, Chanda is a character whom readers come to care for and believe in, in spite of her almost impossible situation. The details of sub-Saharan African life are convincing and smoothly woven into this moving story of poverty and courage, but the real insight for readers will be the appalling treatment of the AIDS victims."
-- School library Journal (starred review)

 

2003 Winners and Honors

Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers--Winner!
Honor Books
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

2002 Winners and Honors

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

2001 Winners and Honors

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond--Winner!
Honor Books
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci 
Many Stones by Carolyn Coman

2000 Winners and Honors

Monster by Walter Dean Myers--Winner!
Honor Books
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
Skellig by David Almond
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
 
 

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