Author A.S. King has now added a Printz Award to her many honors with her latest work of fiction, Dig. Known for her surreal works, King’s latest is no less experimental, chaotically threading together the lives of five teenage cousins who struggle with the world of poverty, racism, and domestic violence that they have inherited. The committee for the Michael L. Printz Award announced King as the winner on Jan. 27th and also named four honor books, among them the popular graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and the powerful memoir-in-verse Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes. You’ll find a full listing of the Printz Award winners below, followed by a list of other notable YA appearances amongst the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards.
Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in Young Adult literature)
Dig by A.S. King
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Alex Awards (for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)