Printz Award – what would you pick?

May 4, 2010

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature has been around for ten years now.  Booklist Online in What’s Printz-worthy?, asked Printz winners, “(W)hat if the Michael L. Printz Award had been established years, even decades earlier? What are some of the books that might have been deemed Printz-worthy?”

Some of the responses were:

  • Celine by Brock Cole  (1989) — Ellen Wittlinger, author of Printz Honor Book Hard Love (1999)
  • The Land of Nod Rockabye Book by Jay Stephens (1999) — Gene Luen Yang, author of Printz Award Winner American Born Chinese (2006)
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1938) — Helen Frost, author of Printz Honor Book Keesha’s House (2003)

What books do you find Printz-worthy?

via Booklist Quip Tips Newsletter

posting by Lorraine


5 Responses to “Printz Award – what would you pick?”

  1. myounker Says:

    i had to answer this question when i ran for the 2009 Printz committee – “The Golden Compass” was my pick (Lorraine’s favorite, not!), though “The Road Home” by Ellen Emerson White would be a close second. i am sure there are scads of books that i am forgetting.

  2. Lorraine Says:

    I would definately pick White’s “The Road Home.” I have reread that book every year since it was published.

  3. kat Says:

    OK, you piqued my interest and yet sno-isle doesn’t own a copy of The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White…oh collection development department…?

  4. myounker Says:

    sadly, it’s loooong out of print. i bought a used copy at powell’s a copy of years ago that i lent to someone (not sure who) and never got it back – sad, sad day

  5. Lorraine Says:

    As Marin stated: this book is out of print. Believe me, it would be in the collection if I could purchase it. I keep hoping that it will again be published!

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