The American Library Association has announced its annual awards for the best in youth literature. This year’s Printz Award (historically YA’s premiere literary award) was given to Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri, a book with blurry age recommendations (varying from grade 4 to grade 12!) but which has been a darling of critics everywhere.
For easy browsing, we’ve listed the Printz winners below and recapped several other notable YA winners. Click on any title to find a copy in Minerva. For a complete listing of ALA’s extensive award categories, visit the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards site.
Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in Young Adult literature)
Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri
Apple: Skin to the Core: A Memoir in Words and Pictures by Eric Gansworth
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
Alex Awards (for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)
Stonewall Book Award (for books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience)
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram
Sydney Taylor Book Award (for authentic portrayal of the Jewish experience)
Young Adult Winner:
Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir by Tyler Federicos