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The 2017 Printz Award Winner

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

The 2017 winner is

 
March: Book Three

March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell


This graphic novel is the conclusion of the March trilogy, a gripping autobiographical account of Congressman John Lewis’s experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. It follows Lewis’s involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the March on Selma, concluding with a call to action for today’s youth.

This year four more wonderful novels were named as Printz Award Honor Books. 
 
Asking for it
by Louise O'Neill

After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no recollection of the previous night. Pictures go viral showing her being raped. Lacking support from her small Irish town, Emma becomes a shell of her previous self, struggling with the question of whether she asked for it. 

The Passion of Dolssa
by Julie Berry

This beautiful historical epic tells the tale of Dolssa, an accused heretic on the run, and the three sisters who find and help her during the time of the Inquisition. Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s layered story unfolds across time periods with rich language and historical detail. 

Scythe
by Neil Shusterman

In a future where death has been eradicated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random members of society. Teens Citra and Rowan are selected as apprentices and are thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a powerful examination of ethics, humanity and the flaws of immortality. 

The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them


The Printz Award has been given out since 2000. That's 17 award winning novels for teens by authors like John GreenLibba BrayWalter Dean Myers and many more.

You can check out this list of all the Printz Award winners.

Printz Award Winners for Teens @ SCCLD


 
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