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Michael L. Printz Award 2017


Michael L. Printz Award 2017

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

-The winner of the Michael L. Printz Award is MARCH: Book Three created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

- Four Printz Honor Books also were named: ASKING FOR IT by Louise O’Neill; THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry; SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman; and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon.
March: Book Three written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell - Graphic Novel

August 2, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and bestselling March trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

Asking for It by Louise O'Neill - Fiction

January 9, 2018

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. 

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry - Fiction

April 4, 2017


Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas. When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman - Fiction

November 28, 2017

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life --- and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe --- a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - Fiction

March 5, 2019

Natasha believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. She's definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when her family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Daniel is the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. Something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store --- for both of them.