The Michael L. Printz Award honors a young adult book that exemplifies literary excellence. It is given be YALSA, a division of the American Library Association. Before the book can be chosen, a committee is created. This committee reads young adult books published within the current year and selects the nominees. Before the award is to be given at the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting, the committee votes for the winner and if applicable, the honors. This year, we will be hosting a Mock Printz Award Party on Thursday, January 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Space at Defiance Public Library.
We have compiled a list of nominees for the party. If possible, read a few of the books and come to the party to discuss with fellow teens and vote for the winner. Snacks will be provided. For more information, check out the new page entitled Mock Printz Award 2015.
The Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards recognizes the best nonfiction book written for young adults. The finalists include:
Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Check out one of these books today and see if you select the winner.
sɔıɯoɔ pɐǝp buıʞןɐʍ - ɥsǝןɟ ɹnoʎ ʇɐ buıʇıq sǝıqɯoz 'ǝɹıɟ uǝdo uɐ uo buıʇsɐoɹ sǝsdɹoɔ
ɹǝuunɹ ǝzɐɯ ǝɥʇ - ǝzɐɯ buıpuǝ ɹǝʌǝu ɐ uı buıʞןɐʍ
sǝıɹǝs ʇɥbıןıʍʇ - sɐɯʇsıɹɥɔ ɹoɟ ǝɹıdɯɐʌ ʎןʞɹɐds ɐ ʇuɐʍ ı
sbuıɹ ǝɥʇ ɟo pɹoן - ɹopɹoɯ ɟo uoıbǝɹ ʎɹɐɔs o
ʇuǝbɹǝʌıp - suoıʇɔɐɟ ǝʎ ןןɐ ǝɯoɔ
sǝıɹǝs sǝɯɐb ɹǝbunɥ - buıs sʎɐظbuıʞɔoɯ pןɐɹǝɥ ǝɥʇ ʞɹɐɥ
sǝıɹǝs ɹǝʇʇod ʎɹɹɐɥ - ǝǝɹʇ buıdɯoɥʍ o
Last week we asked about which book you think has the best creatures described. You said that it is the The Lord of the Rings Series.
To keep with the celebration of Harry Potter and Christmas you might want to check out what is going on at Pottermore.
Starting today and ending December 23rd they will be releasing a surprise each day.
Since it is getting close to Christmas you you problem have lots of parties to attend, we were wondering Which literary character(s) would you like to invite to your Christmas Party?
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