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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award received: Michael L. Printz Award

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Author

David Almond cover

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David Almond

British children's writer

works

25

Clay

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

2005

Skellig

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

1998

Kate, the Cat and the Moon

boek van David Almond

author: David Almond

2004

Kit's Wilderness

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

1999

Author

Paolo Bacigalupi cover

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Paolo Bacigalupi

American science fiction and fantasy writer

works

14

The Windup Girl

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2009

The Water Knife

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2015

The Drowned Cities

book by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2012

Pump Six and Other Stories

short story collection by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2008

Ship Breaker

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2010

Author

Aidan Chambers

British children's writer

works

6

Postcards from No Man's Land

book by Aidan Chambers

author: Aidan Chambers

1999

Dance on My Grave

book by Aidan Chambers

author: Aidan Chambers

1982

Breaktime

book by Aidan Chambers

author: Aidan Chambers

1978

Now I Know

book by Aidan Chambers

author: Aidan Chambers

1987

The Toll Bridge

book by Aidan Chambers

author: Aidan Chambers

1992

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

British children's writer

Author

Meg Rosoff cover

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Meg Rosoff

American-British children's writer

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