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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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Freewill by Chris Lynch(2001)Honor
A teenager trying to recover from the tragic death of his father and stepmother believes himself to be responsible for the rash of teen suicides occurring in his town.

Heart to heart : new poems inspired by twentieth-century American art(2001)Honor
A compilation of poems by Americans writing about American art in the twentieth century, including such writers as Nancy Willard, Jane Yolen, and X.J. Kennedy.

The ropemaker by Peter Dickinson(2001)Honor
When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells.

A step from heaven by An Na(2001)Winner
A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.

True believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff(2001)Honor
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to. In this second novel of Wolff's "Make Lemonade" trilogy, 15-year old Verna LaVaughn is visited by Jody, a boy she knew as a cild who comes back to the housing project where she lives. Jody behaves as if he's in love with her, but Jody is wrestling with questions of his own identity.

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