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Michael L. Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.
In darkness - Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/17/2012
ISBN-13: 9781599907437
ISBN-10: 1599907437
Trapped in the ruins of a Haitian hospital after a devastating earthquake, young Shorty is terrified by the bodies of victims and dwindling supplies before finding inspiration to rescue himself through the example of revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Where things come back : a novel - John Corey Whaley
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/03/2011
ISBN-13: 9781442413337
ISBN-10: 1442413336
Losing touch with everything he believes in the wake of a cousin's overdose, his younger brother's disappearance and his Arkansas community's obsession with an extinct bird, high school senior Cullen struggles to hold his family together, while a disillusioned missionary searches for meaning. A first novel.
Ship breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780316056212
ISBN-10: 0316056219
A tale set in a Gulf Coast shanty town 100 years in the future finds teen Nailer dreaming of a better life on the sea before discovering a beached clipper ship and lone survivor. By the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated author of Pump Six and Other Stories.
Going bovine - Libba Bray
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/22/2009
ISBN-13: 9780385733977
ISBN-10: 0385733976
Dealing with an illness that will soon result in his death, 16-year-old Cam is intrigued by the stories told by an eccentric girl named Dulcie and so is encouraged to go on a wild road trip across America where their search for a special cure will lead them to the strangest places on the map. Simultaneous.
Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9780061431838
ISBN-10: 0061431834
Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.
The white darkness : a novel - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: HarperTempest
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2007
ISBN-13: 9780060890353
ISBN-10: 0060890355
When her uncle takes her on a dream trip to the Antarctic wilderness, Sym's obsession with Captain Oates and the doomed expedition becomes a reality as she herself is soon in a fight for her life in some the harshest terrain on the planet.
American born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien
Publisher: First Second
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/05/2006
ISBN-13: 9781596431522
ISBN-10: 1596431520
In an action-packed modern fable about the problems young Chinese Americans face when trying to participate in American popular culture, the lives of three apparently unrelated characters--Jin Wang, Monkey King, and Chin-Kee--come together with an unexpected twist.
Looking for Alaska : a novel - John Green
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/03/2005
ISBN-13: 9780525475064
ISBN-10: 0525475060
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
How I live now - Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2004
ISBN-13: 9780385746779
ISBN-10: 0385746776
Soon after fifteen year old Daisy arrives at her aunt's farm in England her aunt goes away on business, leaving Daisy with four cousins she's never met--the next day when London is attacked by an unnamed enemy, power fails, systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated with no adults in charge and no rules, and yet the cousins' uncanny bond grows into something extraordinary as time passes.
The first part last - Angela Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2003
ISBN-13: 9780689849220
ISBN-10: 0689849222
When his girlfriend Nia announces that she is pregnant, sixteen-year-old Bobby, a typical urban New York City teenager, must cast aside his life of partying to visit obstetricians and social workers, who try to convince them to give their baby up for adoption, until tragedy strikes.
Postcards from no man's land - Aidan Chambers
Publisher: Dutton Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2002
ISBN-13: 9780525468639
ISBN-10: 0525468633
A powerful novel, told in dual narratives, takes readers on an unforgettable journey through history, as seventeen-year-old backpacker Jacob Todd travels through Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, a soldier who died in a nearby town in World War II, while in 1944, a teenage girl named Geertrui meets an English soldier named Jacob Todd, who must hide with her family.
A step from heaven - Na An
Publisher: Front Street
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2001
ISBN-13: 9781886910584
ISBN-10: 1886910588
Young Ju Park is unhappy with her journey to America as her family suffers with financial difficulties and hard times upon their arrival, yet when her father suddenly becomes violent, Young Ju is thankful when he leaves so that their family can start over and make their dream a reality.
Kit's wilderness - David Almond
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2000
ISBN-13: 9780385326650
ISBN-10: 0385326653
After moving to an old coal-mining town to tend to his elderly grandfather, Kit accepts an invitation from a new friend to play a dangerous game, venturing into the depths to reconnect with ancestors who had worked and died within its walls.
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