2009 Michael L. Printz Award for Young Adult Literature

According to Wikipedia, "The Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a school librarian from Topeka, Kansas, who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The national award is sponsored by Booklist magazine and administered by YALSA, a division of the American Library Association."

In 2009, the award has been presented to Jellicoe Road (published in Australia as On the Jellicoe Road) by Australian author Melina Marchetta.

In addition to Marchetta's win, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan was named an honor book for the same award. This continues a remarkable run by Australian books with this award. In 2008 One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke was an honor book, as were Surrender by Sonya Hartnett and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in 2007, and Black Juice by Lanagan and I am the Messenger by Zusak in 2006.

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This page contains a single entry by Perry Middlemiss published on January 28, 2009 9:42 AM.

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