Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.


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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

2021 Printz Award Winner


Dig Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101994931
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

2020 Printz Award Winner


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The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 6th, 2018

2019 Printz Award Winner


We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

2018 Printz Award Winner


March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

2017 Printz Award Winner


The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496680
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

2017 Printz Honor Book


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

2017 Printz Honor Book


Asking For It Cover Image
Not available
ISBN: 9781681445359
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Quercus - January 9th, 2018

2017 Printz Honor Book


The Passion of Dolssa Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147512963
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 4th, 2017

2017 Printz Honor Book


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Bone Gap Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062317629
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 26th, 2016

2016 Printz Award Winner


Out of Darkness Cover Image
$20.89
ISBN: 9781467742023
Availability: Backordered
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - September 1st, 2015

2016 Printz Honor Book


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The Ghosts of Heaven Cover Image
Not available
ISBN: 9781626721258
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 6th, 2015

2016 Printz Honor Book


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I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

2015 Printz Award Winner


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And We Stay Cover Image
Not available
ISBN: 9780385740586
Availability: Not Available at this Time
Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

2015 Printz Honor Book


Grasshopper Jungle Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425008
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Speak - February 17th, 2015

2015 Printz Honor Book


This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

2015 Printz Honor Book