Michael L. Printz Award Winners
Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection. Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats. Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.
2013 Winner: In Darkness by Nick Lake
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz,
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna
2012 Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
2011 Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi*
2010 Winner: Going Bovine by Libba Bray*
2009 Winner: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
2008 Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
2007 Winner: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
2006 Winner: Looking for Alaska by John Green
2005 Winner: how i live now by Meg Rosoff
2004 Winner: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
2003 Winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chamber
2002 Winner: A Step From Heaven by An Na
2001 Winner: Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond (Y Fiction)
2000 Winner: Monster by Walter Dean Myers
*These titles are part of our new Teen Book Club Kit Collection. Kits contain multiple copies of each title, and audiobook version plus discussion questions and other information to help teens get talking about books.