Book News: Printz Award 2017

Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel memoir, March: Book 3, took home a slew of awards at this year’s annual Youth Media Awards, announced by the American Library Association this week. After taking home the National Book Award in November, March: Book 3 took home the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence in young adult writing, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Four awards!!! Check out some of this year’s other honored titles below. Click on any award to see a full list of winners, and click on any title to request it from our lending system.

Michael L. Printz Award
Winner:
March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Honor Books:
Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Nonfiction for Young Adults Award
Winner:
March:Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Finalists:
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner and Gareth Hinds
This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne

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

Coretta Scott King Award (recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults)
March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

William C. Morris Debut Award
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Schneider Family Book Award (for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience)
When We Collided by Emery Lord

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