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Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Printz Awards announced today!

The 2011 Printz Award books (along with 15 other awards) were announced today. This is a list of the Printz Award and Honor books:

The 2011 Printz Award goes to:

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. (Read my review here:)

 The 2011 Printz Honor books are:

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Fourteen-year-old Sig is stranded at a remote cabin in the Arctic wilderness with his father, who died just hours earlier after falling through the ice, when a terrifying man arrives, claiming Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold and that he will kill Sig if he does not get his money.  (Read my review here:)

Nothing by Janne Teller
When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
(Read my review here:)

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed. 

Congratulations to all the winners.  
I can genuinely recommend these books since the Printz selection committee always does such a good job selecting excellent books.
 See the whole list of ALA 2011 Youth Media Services Awards here.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed Ship Breaker, but haven't read any of the honor books. "Nothing" sounds fascinating and I've heard really good things about it from A Fuse #8 Production. I think that will be the next Printz on my list!


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