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An award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for Michael L. Printz, a Kansas school librarian.
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  Cover Art: The White Bicycle 2013
Brenna, Beverley
The White Bicycle
The White Bicycle is the third title in the Wild Orchid trilogy following the adventures of Taylor Jane, a young woman with Asperger's Syndrome. In The White Bicycle , Taylor travels to the south of France with her mother and her friends. While on this journey Taylor will embark on another quest for independence both personal and universal as she casts her mind back to her earliest memories.
2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dodger 2013
Pratchett, Terry.
Dodger
In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.
360 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 2013
Sa´enz, Benjamin Alire
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
259 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Code Name Verity 2013
Wein, Elizabeth.
Code Name Verity
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
343 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Why We Broke Up 2012
Handler, Daniel
Why We Broke Up
Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.
354 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Returning 2012
Hinwood, Christine
The Returning
When the twelve-year war between the Uplanders and Downlanders is over and Cam returns home to his village, questions dog him, from how he lost an arm to why he was the only one of his fellow soldiers to survive, such that he must leave until his own suspicions are resolved.
302 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jasper Jones : a Novel 2012
Silvey, Craig
Jasper Jones : a Novel
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.
312 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Scorpio Races 2012
Stiefvater, Maggie
The Scorpio Races
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
409 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stolen 2011
Christopher, Lucy
Stolen
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
299 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Please Ignore Vera Dietz 2011
King, A. S.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.
326 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Revolver 2011
Sedgwick, Marcus
Revolver
Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.
204 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Nothing 2011
Teller, Janne
Nothing
When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
227 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tales of the Madman Underground : an Historical Romance 1973 2010
Barnes, John
Tales of the Madman Underground : an Historical Romance 1973
In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be normal, despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
532 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Charles and Emma : the Darwins' Leap of Faith 2010
Heiligman, Deborah
Charles and Emma : the Darwins' Leap of Faith
Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, were deeply in love and very supportive of each other, but their opinions often clashed. Emma was extremely religious, and Charles questioned God's very existence.
268 p. 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Punkzilla 2010
Rapp, Adam
Punkzilla
Punkzilla is on a mission to see his older brother P, before P dies of cancer. Still buzzing from his last hit of meth, he embarks on a days-long trip from Portland, Ore. to Memphis, Tenn., writing letters to his family and friends. Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America and worries if he will make it to see his brother in time.
244 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Monstrumologist : William James Henry 2010
Yancey, Richard
The Monstrumologist : William James Henry
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.
454 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Kingdom on the Waves 2009
Anderson, M. T.
The Kingdom on the Waves
After escaping the members of an Enlightenment college, Octavian, a teenage black slave, flees with his sympathetic tutor to the imperiled city of Boston, where the pair pose as loyalists to the Crown. As the war escalates, Octavian joins a Loyalist navy regiment that promises freedom to African Americans and enters into battle against the Patriots.
561 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tender Morsels 2009
Lanagan, Margo
Tender Morsels
A young woman who has endured unspeakable cruelties is magically granted a safe haven apart from the real world and allowed to raise her two daughters in this alternate reality, until the barrier between her world and the real one begins to break down.
436 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks 2009
Lockhart, E.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.
345 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Nation 2009
Pratchett, Terry
Nation
After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl and heir to the British throne in this alternative history, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
367 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
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