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Reviews of the 2024 Printz Award Winners

Winner The Collectors: Stories edited by A.S. King High School    Dutton    272 pp. 9/23    9780593620281    $19.99 As King explains in an introduction, she asked nine fellow YA authors "to write me a story about a collection and its collector," and encouraged "weird" tales. The results include quite a...

Reviews of the 2023 Printz Award Winners

Winner All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir High School    Razorbill/Penguin    384 pp.    g 3/22    978-0-593-20234-0    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-20235-7    $10.99 In this stark and searing sort-of love story, two Pakistani American teens living in a California desert town struggle to choose connection over isolation when family crises strike. Salahudin—artsy, aimless,...

Reviews of the 2022 Printz Award Winners

Winner Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley High School    Holt    496 pp.    g 3/21    978-1-250-76656-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-76657-1    $10.99 Recent high school graduate Daunis Firekeeper (known for much of the book by her white mother’s family name, Fontaine) decides to stay in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and attend Lake State...

Reviews of the 2021 Printz Award Winners

Winner Everything Sad Is Untrue: (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri Middle School    Levine Querido    368 pp.    g 8/20    978-1-64614-000-8    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-64614-002-2    $9.99 Framed loosely as his twelve-year-old self’s responses to a series of school assignments, Nayeri’s fictionalized memoir swirls through his own memories as well as stories from his family...

Reviews of the 2020 Printz Award winners

Winner Dig. by A.S. King High School    Dutton    394 pp.    g 3/19    978-1-101-99491-7    $17.99 David has never met his father and is tired of constantly moving around with his mom. Malcolm has already lost his mother and is about to lose his beloved father to cancer. Katie deals drugs out...

Extras on the 2019 Youth Media Award winners

To accompany our 2019 ALA-themed Horn Book Herald e-newsletter (sign up!), here are some extra goodies about this year's Youth Media Award winners.Horn Book reviews of the Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, CSK, Geisel, Printz, and Sibert Award winnersNewbery Medal winner and honor books 5Q for Newbery Medalist Meg Medina Review of...

ALA Awards 2019: Horn Book reviews of the winners

The most prestigious honors in children’s literature, the Newbery and Caldecott medals, were awarded to Meg Medina for Merci Suárez Changes Gears and Sophie Blackall for Hello Lighthouse on January 28, 2019, at the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting in Seattle. Also announced at the gathering were the winners of...

Reviews of the 2019 Printz Award winners

Winner The Poet Xby Elizabeth AcevedoHigh School    HarperTeen    361 pp.    g3/18    978-0-06-266280-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-266282-8    $9.99Fifteen-year-old Xiomara, whose name means “one who is ready for war,” has been fighting her whole life. The self-described “brown and big and angry” Dominican girl from Harlem furiously confronts catcalling boys, chafes under her...

Reviews of the 2018 Printz Award winners

WinnerWe Are Okayby Nina LaCourHigh School     Dutton      234 pp.2/17     978-0-525-42589-2     $17.99Alone on a snowy campus for winter break during her first year of college, Marin — who abruptly fled her California home for reasons that only gradually become clear — anxiously awaits the arrival of her best...
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