Printz Awardees

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards. The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas, and a marketing consultant for Econo-Clad, as well an active member of YALSA. The Michael L. Printz Award was first awarded in 2000. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association (ALA), and administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
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This particular collection includes some notable winners of Printz Award and Honor Books from the year 2000 to 2012.

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A Step From Heaven (2001)

Written by An Na

In this debut novel, a young girl describes her family's bittersweet experience in the United States after their emigration from Korea. Four years old on the flight to California, Young Ju concludes that America is heaven.

But when they arrive, they are weighed down by the difficulty of learning English, their insular family life, and the traditions of the country they left behind. This book is recommended for young adults ages 12 and up. (Copyright © Front Street Press/Boyds Mills Press. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Boyds Mills Press.

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