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Curriculum Collection Book Lists: Michael L. Printz Award

About the Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is presented annually by the American Library Association to recognize the "best books written for teens, based entirely on literary merit." This relatively new award began in 2000.

(REF) call numbers are in the CCM Reference area, and do not circulate. Most other call numbers are for copies that can be checked out.

Please note that the author and illustrator are listed individually when the book is the work of two people.

Award Winners and Honors Books


Award Sabaa TahirAll My Rag T128a 2022

Honors Lily Anderson. Scout's Honor A54725s 2022

 A.L. Graziade.  Icebreaker G785i 2022

Sacha Lamb. When the Angels Left the Old Country 

Eliot Schrefer. Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality  591.562 S3779q 2022


Award  Angeline Boulley. Firekeeper’s Daughter B764f 2021

Honors Angie Thomas. Concrete Rose PZ7.1.T448 Con 2021

Malinda Lo. Last Night at the Telegraph Club ; L839l 2022

Kekla Magoon. Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People 323.1 M213r 2021

Lisa Fipps. Starfish


Award  Acevedo, Elizabeth.  The Poet X.  A174p 2018


Honors  Reynolds, Jason.  Long Way Down.  R4625l 2017

                Thomas, Angie.  The Hate U Give.  T4542h


Award  Lewis, John, and Andrew Aydin.  (Illustrated by Nate Powell)  March.  921 L6734m 2016

Honors Berry, Julie.  The Passion of Dolssa.  B5341p

               O'Neill, Louise.  Asking For It.  O586a

               Schusterman, Neal.  Scythe.  S5625s

               Yoon, Nicola.  The Sun is Also a Star.  Y59s


Award  Ruby, Laura.  Bone Gap.  R895

Honors Pérez, Ashley Hope.  Out of Darkness.  P437o / (REF) Américas P437o

               Sedgwick, Marcus.  The Ghosts of Heaven.  S4481g


Award  Nelson, Jandy.  I'll Give You the Sun.  N4242i

Honors Foley, Jessie Ann.  The Carnival at Bray.  F66327c

               Hubbard, Jenny.  And We Stay.  H8753a

               Smith, Andrew.  Grasshopper Jungle: A History.  S6422g

               Tamaki, Mariko.  (Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki)  This One Summer.  T154t


Award  Sedgwick, Marcus.  Midwinter Blood.  S4481mb

Honors Rowell, Rainbow.  Eleanor & Park.  R879e

               Vanderpool, Clare.  Navigating Early.  V239n


Award  Lake, Nick.  In Darkness.  L1923i / (REF) Américas L1923i

Honors Brenna, Beverley Anne.  White Bicycle.  B8383w

               Pratchett, Terry.  Dodger.  P9122d

               Saenz, Benjamin Alire.  Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.  S127a / (REF) Américas S127a

               Wein, Elizabeth.  Code Name Verity.  W4228c


Award  Whaley, John Corey.  Where Things Come Back.  W5524w

Honors Handler, Daniel.  (Illustrated by Maria Kalman)  Why We Broke Up.  H23683w

               Hinwood, Christine.  The Returning.  H6668r

               Silvey, Craig.  Jasper Jones: A Novel.  S5879j

               Stiefvater, Maggie.  The Scorpio Races.  S8549s


Award  Bacigalupi, Paolo.  Ship Breaker.  B125s

Honors King, A.S.  Please Ignore Vera Dietz.  K5178p

              Sedgwick, Marcus.  Revolver.  S4481r

              Teller, Janne.  Nothing.  T274n


Award  Bray, Libba.  Going Bovine.  B827go

Honors Barnes, Jones.  Tales of the Madman Underground: (An Historical Romance 1973).   B2616t

               Heiligman, Deborah.  Charles & Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith.  921 D228h

               Rapp, Adam.  Punkzilla.  R2211p

               Yancy, Rick.  The Monstrumologist: William James Henry.  Y21m


Award  Marchetta, Melina.  Jellicoe Road.  M317j

Honors Anderson, M.T.  The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Vol. II.  A5482as

               Lanagan, Margo.  Tender Morsels.  L243t

               Lockhart, E.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.  L816h

               Pratchett, Terry.  Nation.  P9122n


Award  McCaughrean, Geraldine.  The White Darkness.  M1239w

Honors Clarke, Judith.  One Whole and Perfect Day.  C5983o

               Hemphill, Stephanie.  Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath811.6 H491y

               Jenkins, A.M.  Repossessed.  J524r


Award  Yang, Gene Luen.  American Born Chinese.  Y221a

Honors Anderson, M.T.  The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Vol. I.  A5482a

               Green, John.  An Abundance of Katherines.  G796a

               Zusak, Markus.  The Book Thief.  Z96b


Award  Green, John.  Looking For Alaska.  G796l

Honors Lanagan, Margo.  Black Juice.  L243b

               Nelson, Marilyn.  (Illustrated by Philippe Lardy)  A Wreath for Emmett Till.  811.54 N428w

               Partridge, Elizabeth.  John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth: A Photographic Biography.  921 L567p

               Zusak, Markus.  I Am the Messenger.  Z96i


Award  Rosoff, Meg.  How I Live Now.  R8222h

Honors Schmidt, Gary D.  Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.  S351l


Award  Johnson, Angela.  The First Part Last.  J656f

Honors Donnelly, Jennifer.  A Northern Light.  D6855n

               Frost, Helen.  Keesha's House.  F9391k

               Mackler, Carolyn.  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things.  M1581e


Award  Chambers, Aiden.  Postcards from No Man's Land.  C444pf

Honors Farmer, Nancy.  The House of the Scorpion.  F2339h


Award  Na, An.  A Step from Heaven.  N111s

Honors Dickinson, Peter.  The Ropemaker.  D553r

               Lynch, Chris.  Freewill.  L987f

               Wolff, Virginia Euwer.  True Believer.  W8555t


Award  Almond, David.  Kit's Wilderness.  A452k


Award  Myers, Watter Dean.  (Illustrated by Christopher Myers)  Monster.  M9962mr

Honors Almond, David.  Skellig.  A452s

              Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Speak.  A5472s

             Wittlinger, Ellen.  Hard Love.  W8324h