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Michael L. Printz Medal Winners
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: Midwinterblood 2014
Sedgwick, Marcus.
Midwinterblood
Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.
262 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: In Darkness 2013
Lake, Nick
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.
341 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Where Things Come Back : a Novel 2012
Whaley, John Corey
Where Things Come Back : a Novel
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.
228 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ship Breaker 2011
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Ship Breaker
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but 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.
326 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Going Bovine 2010
Bray, Libba
Going Bovine
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure. [2010 Award Winner]
480 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jellicoe Road 2009
Marchetta, Melina
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.
419 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The White Darkness : a Novel 2008
McCaughrean, Geraldine.
The White Darkness : a Novel
Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.
373 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: American Born Chinese 2007
Yang, Gene Luen
American Born Chinese
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
233 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Looking for Alaska 2006
Green, John
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.
221 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: How I Live Now 2005
Rosoff, Meg
How I Live Now
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.
194 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The First Part Last 2004
Johnson, Angela
The First Part Last
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
131 p. 2003
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Postcards from No Man's Land : a Novel 2003
Chambers, Aidan
Postcards from No Man's Land : a Novel
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd is about to discover himself. Jacob's plan is to go to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather who died during World War II. He expects to go, set flowers on his grandfather's tombstone, and explore the city. But nothing goes as planned.
336 p. 1999
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Step from Heaven 2002
An, Na
A Step from Heaven
A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.
160 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Kit's Wilderness 2001
Almond, David
Kit's Wilderness
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.
229 p. 2000
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Monster 2000
Myers, Walter Dean
Monster
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
281 p. 1999
Teen Fiction Book
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