The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults have been announced:
You can find out more about the Printz award here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm
2010 Printz Award Winner
This year’s winner is Going Bovine
by Libba Bray
published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House
In Going Bovine, Cameron, a sixteen-year-old slacker, sets off on a madcap road trip along with a punk angel, a dwarf sidekick, a yard gnome and a mad scientist to save the world and perhaps his own life.
Libba Bray is the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in New York City.
“Wow. Backwards and forwards, this wildly imaginative modern day take on Don Quixote is complex, hilarious, and stunning,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Cheryl Karp Ward. “The hero’s journey will never be the same after ‘Going Bovine.’”
- 2010 Printz Honor Books
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Once Charles Darwin sets his rational mind to marry the religious Emma Wedgeworth, they both must take a leap of faith in order to build a life together.
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a monstrumologist, races against time to save his town (and himself) from the anthropophagi, a pod of monstrous creatures who prey on humans.
Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp, published by Candlewick Press.
A fourteen-year-old named Jamie (aka Punkzilla) has run away from military school. After spending some time homeless on the west coast he decides to travel to Memphis to where his older brother, a playwright, is dying of cancer. Following his journey, the reader can see the good in this rough character, as well as in the other characters met along the ride.
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes, published by Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group.
Karl Shoemaker wants to begin his senior year with a new identity separate from his counseling group, his alcoholic mother and the legacy of his dead father.
Check out these books at the library and see if you agree that these are some of the best best Young Adult books of the year.
What books would you have picked?
——————————–“2010 Printz Award,” American Library Association, January 13, 2010.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/printz2010.cfm (Accessed January 21, 2010)
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