Books

Moooving on up

 Every year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) gives the Michael L. Printz award to a book “that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.” Or, in simpler terms, they name a book that library type people consider the best teen book of the year. This year’s winner is Going bovine by Libba Bray. I … Continue reading

Books

Today your Printz has come

Looking for a good read? The American Library Association announced their award-winning books on Monday including the Michael L. Printz Award for the most excellent book for teens written the previous year. The 2009 winner is Jellico Road. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school … Continue reading

Books

My Printz charming

The Michael L. Printz award is given to a book that “exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.” Are you thinking so what? A book that wins THAT kind of award must be totally boring, right? Not so, my friend. I picked up my first Printz a few years ago and learned that literary excellence doesn’t … Continue reading