Last week ALA (that is the American Library Association) and YALSA announced this year’s winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, given for literary excellence in young adult literature.
The 2012 winner is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. There were also “runner-ups” aka honor winners.
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
- The Returning by Christine Hinwood
- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Also announced was the Alex Award which are adult book with teen appeal.