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YALSA's Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

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The returning Teen Book The returning
2012 Honor Book: A large cast of characters from two fictional kingdoms recover from a drawn-out, brutal war in a portrait both sweeping and specific as it explores the ramifications of the conflict on Cam, the only one who lives to return to his village.

Hinwood, Christine.
TEEN HINWOOD
The Scorpio Races Teen Book The Scorpio Races
2012 Honor Book: A bloody, intoxicating horse race on the Island of Thisby is the backdrop for this atmospheric novel. The heart-pounding story pits two teens against death – to win is to survive.

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
TEEN STIEFVA
Jasper Jones : a novel Teen Book Jasper Jones : a novel
2012 Honor Book: Spurred by the mysterious death of a schoolmate, Charlie confronts racism and his fears as he learns about family, friendship and love in the oppressive heat of small-town 1960s Australia. Silvey weaves themes of freedom and loyalty with moments of humor in this wrenching novel.

Silvey, Craig, 1982-
TEEN SILVEY
Ship breaker Teen Book Ship breaker
2011 Winner: In Ship Breaker, near a drowned New Orleans ravaged by hurricanes and global warming, Nailer and his young crew eke out a meager existence by scavenging materials on the ship-littered coast.

Bacigalupi, Paolo.
TEEN BACIGAL
Nothing Teen Book Nothing
2011 Honor Book: Pierre Anthon’s nihilism causes his classmates to begin a search for life’s meaning in this bold, unsettling parable translated from Danish.

Teller, Janne, 1964-
TEEN TELLER
Stolen Teen Book Stolen
2011 Honor Book: The rugged Australian outback becomes Gemma’s prison after she is drugged and abducted by a handsome, obsessed stranger in a first novel filled with searing imagery and archetypal characters.

Christopher, Lucy.
TEEN CHRISTO
Please ignore Vera Dietz Teen Book Please ignore Vera Dietz
2011 Honor Book: Vera Dietz wants to be ignored, but the ghost of her ex-best friend won’t leave her alone in this dark comedy that examines relationships, identity, grief and flowcharts.

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
TEEN KING
Revolver Teen Book Revolver
2011 Honor Book: In Sedgwick’s grim, chilling story set in the Arctic Circle, Sig finds his father’s frozen corpse as human predator Wolff arrives seeking retribution and a hidden Gold Rush treasure.

Sedgwick, Marcus.
TEEN SEDGWIC
Going bovine Teen Book Going bovine
2010 Award Winner: Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

Bray, Libba.
TEEN BRAY
Charles and Emma :   the Darwins' leap of faith Teen Book Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith
2010 Honor Book: Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, were deeply in love and very supportive of each other, but their opinions often clashed. Emma was extremely religious, and Charles questioned God's very existence.

Heiligman, Deborah.
TEEN B DARWIN HEILIGM
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