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All Involved Ryan Gattis

Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi CoatesBones & All by Camille DeAngelisFuturistic Violence and Fancy Suits by David WongGirl at War Sara Novic

 Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton Sacred Heart by Liz SuburbiaUndocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla PeraltaThe Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

David Levithan wins 2016 Edwards Award for “The Realm of Possibility”, “Boy Meets Boy”, “Love is the Higher Law”, “How They Met, and Other Stories”, “Wide Awake”, and “Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist”

 The Realm of PossibilityBoy Meets Boy Love is the Higher LawHow They Met, and Other Stories

Wide AwakeNick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

David Levithan has given a voice to teens who often feel marginalized.  His work has allowed readers to experience life and love from many different perspectives.  While his stories are written with high literary quality, they are accessible and engaging to everyone who reads them.  He has been on the forefront of issues that are vital to teens; his writing shows teens the importance of inclusion and the acceptance of themselves and others just as they are. The six novels that are being cited are: “The Realm of Possibility”, “Boy Meets Boy”, “Love is the Higher Law”, “How They Met, and Other Stories”, “Wide Awake”, and “Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist,” co-written with Rachel Cohn, all published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. From a simple request in a club to the interpersonal ramifications of 9/11, from the first gay Jewish President to a society where acceptance is the norm, from short stories of love told in verse to short stories of love told in prose.  David Levithan shows that love and acceptance are always worth standing up for even when the cost seems high

2016 Winner

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli, published by Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

On the brink of coming out, Simon's plans are derailed by a scheming classmate who learns about Simon's email exchanges with a mysterious boy that Simon may just be falling in love with.

 

Printz Award Winners

Excellence in Young Adult Literature

2016 Winner

Bone Gap  By Laura Ruby

Bone Gap
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bone Gap

By Laura Ruby

Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Told from alternating viewpoints, Bone Gap perfectly melds elements of fairy tales, myths, gothic romance, and magic realism into the story of Finn, who lives in a town with gaps in the very fabric of time and place.

2016 Honor Books

The Ghosts of Heaven  By Marcus Sedgwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghosts of Heaven

By Marcus Sedgwick

Published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Sedgwick connects four seemingly disparate stories, each of which feature a character haunted by the ever-present shape of a spiral. Spanning time, space, and genre, each story raises powerful questions about human nature.

Out of Darkness  By Ashley Hope Pérez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of Darkness

By Ashley Hope Pérez

Published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner publishing Group

In 1937 East Texas, Mexican American Naomi and African American Wash begin a bittersweet romance. Perez’s beautifully crafted novel is a moving portrayal of both powerful love and a period marked by oppressive, destructive racism.

Members of the 2016 Printz Award Committee are: Chair April J. Witteveen, Deschutes (Ore.) Public Library; Paige Battle, Grant High School, Portland,  Ore.; Robert Bittner, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Franklin L. Escobedo, Coronado (Calif.) Public Library.; Dolly Goyal, San Mateo County (Calif.) Libraries; Derek J. Ivie, Suffolk (N.Y.) Cooperative Library System; Lalitha Nataraj, Escondido (Calif.) Public Library; Ann Pechacek, Worthington Libraries, Worthington Ohio; Brooke Alison Young, Salt Lake City Public Library; Administrative Assistant Melissa Smith, Forest Hills, N.Y.; and Sarah Hunter, Booklist Consultant, Chicago.