Michael L. Printz Award

annual award for writing a book for young adults, from U.S. librarians

The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit". It is sponsored by Booklist magazine; administered by the ALA's young-adult division, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA); and named for the Topeka, Kansas, school librarian Mike Printz, a long-time active member of YALSA.Up to four worthy runners-up may be designated Honor Books and three or four have been named every year. Elizabeth Acevedo won the 20th Printz Award (2019) for The Poet X, published by HarperTeen. It was announced during the ALA midwinter meeting, January 28, 2019, when three Honor Books were also named (below).
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