Sometime this week I think they announced the Oscar nominees, but what is even more important is that Monday at ALA Midwinter they announced the Michael L. Printz Award winners. The Printz Award is awarded yearly for excellence in young adult literature. These are the best of the best as chosen by a committee of young adult librarians who spend the year reading everything. This year there was one main award winner and four honor books chosen. You can get complete information about the titles at the ALA Youth Media Awards website.
This year's winner is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. This is his first novel and he is also the winner of the William C. Morris award which honors the work of an author previously unpublished.
Please feel free to use the following graphic on your websites or in your teen area to help get the word out to your teens about the 2012 Printz Award Winners.