Printz Project

On April 1, 2015, I set out on a mission to read all of the winners and honor books that have been honored by The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

This page is an index to all of the posts about each book, it will be updated as posts are added. I’m starting with the oldest first.

2000 (Wrap up Post)

Winner:

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers

Honor Books:

2001 (Wrap up post)

Winner:

Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond

Honor Books:

2002 (Wrap up post)

Winner:

A Step From Heaven, by An Na

Honor Books:

2003 (Wrap Up Post)

Winner:

Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers

Honor Books:

2004: (Wrap Up Post)

Winner:

The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson

Honor Books:

2005

Winner:

how i live now, by Meg Rosoff

Honor Books:

2006
Winner: Wrap Up Post

Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Honor Books:

2007 (wrap up post)
Winner:
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

Honor Books:

2008 (wrap up post)
Winner:
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Honor Books:

2009
Winner: Wrap up post
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Honor Books:

2010
Winner:
Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Honor Books:

2011
Winner: (One single summary for all books)

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Honor Books:

  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz  by A.S. King
  • Revolver written by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Nothing written by Janne Teller

2012
Winner:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books:

  • Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman
  • The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood
  • Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey
  • The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater

2013
Winner:

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honor Books:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  • The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

2014
Winner:

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Honor Books:

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
  • MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch
  • Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

2015

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, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

2016

Winner:

Bone Gap By Laura Ruby

Honor Books

  • The Ghosts of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick
  • Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Pérez

 

 

One comment

  1. Linda Card says:

    Holy cow, that is a lot of books for an 8-month period. I salute your completion of this ambitious project. Will you tell us what made you decide to do it? Are you pre-screening for the boys? I am envious. The closest I get to a book is listening to it as I speed from school to school, choir, gymnastics and other granny-taxi duties. Way to go, Suzanne. I look forward to your next project.

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