Book News: Printz Award 2016

This year’s winners of the American Library Association’s youth media awards were announced this week. Taking home the top YA honor, the Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence in young adult writing, was Laura Ruby’s novel Bone Gap. Check out some of this year’s other honored titles below, and click on any title to request it from our lending system.

Michael L. Printz Award

Winner:
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Honor Books:
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Alex Awards (for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)

William C. Morris Debut Award
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Nonfiction for Young Adults Award
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Schneider Family Book Award (for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience)
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

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