Books News: Printz Award 2015

This week brought the announcement of this year’s Printz Award winners for literary excellence in Young Adult writing. It’s like the Oscar for YA authors! I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson took home the big prize. Below you’ll find some of this week’s many other awards sponsored by the American Library Association. Click on any award name to view the full details, or click on any book’s title to find copies in our lending system.
Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence
Winner:
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Honor Books:
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner:
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Finalists:
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Nonfiction Award
Winner:
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Finalists:
Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

Schneider Family Book Award (for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience)
Winner:
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

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

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Best Fiction for Young Adults

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