The 2015 Printz Award Winner

The Michael L. Printz Award is given annually to the best written books for teens. 

The 2015 winner is

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Once inseparable, twins Noah and Jude are torn apart by a family tragedy that transforms their intense love for each other into intense anger. Timelines twist and turn around each other in beautifully orchestrated stories of love and longing.

This novel is also available in additional formats.

You can also check out the four fantastic books that were named Printz Award Honor books.
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Reeling from her boyfriend’s dramatic suicide, Emily hides her anguish at a new boarding school, where she finds healing through poetry. Hubbard’s gem-like prose beautifully balances Emily’s poetry.

This novel is available in additional formats.
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

In 1993, Maggie is dismayed to leave Chicago and her beloved Uncle Kevin behind when she moves to a small Irish town. Yet it is within this evocative setting that Foley unwinds Maggie’s exceptional coming-of-age tale, where Maggie discovers music and forgiveness as antidotes for grief.
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Historian Austin Szerba is in love with his best girl friend, Shann. He is also in love with his best boy friend, Robby. Mastermind Smith takes these tender facts and swirls them into a whirlwind tale of carnivorous praying mantises, the history of the world, the role of the individual, and the end of all we know.

This novel is available in additional formats.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Adolescence in its precarious first bloom is the subject of this sensitive graphic novel. The team of Mariko and Jillian Tamaki show and tell us of one special summer in Rose’s life, in a brilliant flow of pictures and text.

The Printz Award has been given out since 2000.  You can check out this list of all the Printz Award winners.

Printz Award Winners for Teens @ SCCLD

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