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And the Winner is? 2024 Mock Printz Suggestions

At the end of January every year, the American Library Association announces its coveted Youth Media Awards, which include many book awards such as the Caldecott, the Newbery, and more.  One of the most popular book awards when it comes to Young Adult literature is the Michael L. Printz Award.  

The Printz Award is given to the author of the best book written for teens in the past year.  Only one gold winner is chosen each year, but there can be up to four runner-ups as well (those authors receive a silver medal).

Any reader of YA books will want to keep an eye out for the award reveal on January 22nd- but if you want to do some predicting of your own, the following books are getting a lot of acclaim and buzz, and could be up for a gold or silver medal.  Good luck to all the contenders!

 

imogen obviously

Imogen, Obviously  by Becky Albertalli (9th gr & up)

YA F ALBERTALLI

Pretending to be her queer best friend Lili's former girlfriend, heterosexual Imogen Scott spends a lot of time with Lili's friend Tessa and starts to wonder if her truth was ever all that straight to begin with.

Warrior Girl Unearthed

Warrior Girl Unearthed  by Angeline Boulley (9th gr & up)

YA F BOULLEY

With the rising number of missing Indigenous women, her family's involvement in a murder investigation, and grave robbers profiting off her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery and reclaim her people's inheritance.

Promise Boys

Promise Boys  by Nick Brooks (9th gr & up)

YA F BROOKS

J.B., Ramón, and Trey, students of the Urban Promise Prep School, must follow the school's strict rules, but when their principal is murdered, the three boys must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested.

An Appetite for Miracles  by Laekan Zea Kemp (8th gr & up)

An appetite for Miracles

YA F KEMP

With the help of her cousin and their friends, Danna scours the city, searching for her grandfather's favorite foods and hoping the remembered flavors will bring back his memories.

We are All so Good at Smiling

We Are All So Good at Smiling  by Amber McBride (9th gr & up)

YA F MCBRIDE

When hospitalized for her clinical depression, Whimsy connects with a boy named Faerry, who also suffers from the traumatic loss of a sibling, and together they work to unearth buried memories and battle the fantastical physical embodiment of their depression.

Enter the Body  by Joy McCullough (7th gr & up)

Enter the Body

YA F MCCULLOUGH

In the room beneath a theater stage, the ghosts of Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and other teenage girls who died tragically in Shakespeare's plays, share their experiences and trauma and get the chance to retell the stories of their lives in their own terms.

Monstrous

Monstrous: a Transracial Adoption Story  by Sarah Myer (8th gr & up)

YA GN MYER

Bullied by her classmates, Sarah, a Korean American girl growing up in a rural community with few Asian neighbors, channels her rage into her art and cosplay until it threatens to explode.

Into the Light  by Mark Oshiro (9th gr & up)

Into the Light

YA F OSHIRO

Seventeen-year-old queer adoptee Manny, now homeless, sets out to find his sister Elena, who is still enmeshed in Christ's Dominion, the community that abandoned him, but the journey is fraught with danger, as he is forced to confront the religious trauma from his past.

I am Not Alone

I Am Not Alone  by Francisco X. Stork (9th gr & up)

YA F STORK

Alberto is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, living in New York City, and is now suspected of a terrible crime; his friend Grace is a top student with every advantage, and she is determined to prove Alberto's innocence.

My Flawless Life by Yvonne Woon (7th gr & up)

my flawless life

YA F WOON

Known as a fixer, but unable to fix her own life after her politician father ruins everything, Hana is hired to expose the dark secrets of her supposedly flawless classmates at the elite private school she’s attending in Washington, D.C..

 

Published by on December 29, 2023
Last Modified April 18, 2024