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Award Winning Teen Books

Michael L. Printz Award

Michael L. Printz Award is given annually to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

This booklist was contributed by Appleton Public Library Reference and Information Services Staff, 2/07 


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An abundance of Katherines by John Green(2006)Honor
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang(2006)Winner
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.

The book thief by Markus Zusak(2006)Honor
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson(2006)Honor
Book 1: The Asonishing Life of Octavian Nothing. Traitor to the Nation. Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett(2006)Honor
As he is dying, a twenty-year-old man known as Gabriel recounts his troubled childhood and his strange relationship with a dangerous counterpart named Finnigan.

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