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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mock Printz Awards...Compilation of lists


This past week the GKHS Mock Printz team selected their favorite book of the year during the Mock Printz Workshop. I instantly wanted to know what other teams have selected as their favorite titles of the past year. This is my effort to compile those list.  Check out the hyperlinks to read more about the selection process at each site.

1. SLJ Someday My Printz Will Come:
Winner: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Honors: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
              Scythe by Neal Shusterman
              We Are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson
              March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell

2. Eva Perry Regional Library Mock Printz Book Club
Winner: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Honors: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
              Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
           
3. WLA/WLS Mock Awards
Winner:  March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
Honors: The Passion of Dolssa b Julie Berry
              The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

4. Goodreads Mock Printz 2017 (Voting open until Jan. 22, 2017) At current time the highest vote getters are:
              The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry (13)
              Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys (12)
              Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (12)
              We are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson (9)
              The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (8)

5. Public Library at Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Winner: The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter
Honors: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
              Hour of Bees by Lindsay Eagar
              True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan
              The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

6. Mock Morning at Denver Public Library
Winner: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Honors: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
              The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

7. Mock Printz for staff at San Mateo Public Libraries
Winner: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Honors: Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
              March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
              Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

8. Cuyahoga Public Mock Printz in-person and online voting results:
Winner: Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Honors: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
              We are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson
              The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter

9. Littleton, Colorado Mock Printz event (small group)
Winner: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Honors: Still Life with Tornadoes by A.S. King
              Merrow by Amanda Braxton-Smith

10. Bergan County Library System Mock Event
Winner: Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson
Honors: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
              Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
              Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys

11. Milwaukee Federated Public Libraries Mock Printz Program
Winner: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Honors: We are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson
              The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
              The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
              Scythe by Neal Shusterman
           
12. Project Yawesome: Mock Printz Sulfolk County Library system
Winner: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Honors: Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
              The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
              March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell

13. Anderson's Bookshops Mock Printz
Winner: Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
Honors: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
              Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
              The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
              The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

14. Graham-Kapowsin HS Mock Printz Workshop (20+ teens)
Winner: The Memory Book by Lara Avery
Honors: Character Driven by David Lubar
              The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
              The Reader by Traci Chee
              The Rebel of the Sands by Alywyn Hamilton

This is what I have found so far.  Many public libraries advertised online they were hosting a Mock Printz event and then never published the results of their events, which is very frustrating to readers like me.

Looking over the fourteen lists I did find with results, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys has the most first place votes with four. It also showed up on eight of the lists. The next highest book found on the list is The Sun is Also a Star with seven mentions, though is was never selected as the winner. Several books showed up on four of the lists: March, Book Three; The Passion of Dolssa; We Are the Ants. Female of the Species and The Serpent King were listed three times though they both earned at least one first place spot. There are sixteen titles which are only listed once.

I recognize my school's list (GKHS in #14 slot) has the most outliers of the lot. But as I said in the blog post about the events and the titles that were selects, the teens on the committee truly voted for their favorites and paid no attention whatsoever to what was popular elsewhere. You gotta love them for that!

The actual Printz Committe announces its results on Monday morning. I know that they have a herculean task to thoughtfully consider all YA titles published in 2016. Though I haven't read all the books listed above, I think that this compilation hits on most of the highlights of the year. Only a few titles are missing, in my estimation, but I am sure the committee has surely taken a peek at them, too.

If you have a Mock Printz list not listed above, please provide me with a link and I will add it to this list.


1 comment:

  1. This post and others have got me so excited for tomorrow's announcement! There are definite trends out there, but I haven't read a number of the ones that are on people's winning lists. Even if they don't win, I obviously need to read them (Passion of Dolssa needs to be added to my list)

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