2012 Printz Award Winners Announced!

23 Jan

2012 Winners

Where Things Come Back  John Corey Whaley

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cullen’s summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin’s death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother’s sudden disappearance.

2012 Printz Award Winner

2012 Honor Books

Why We Broke Up  Daniel Handler; art by Maira Kalman

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.

Why We Broke Up

Jasper Jones  Craig Silvey

Summary: In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

Jasper Jones

The Scorpio Races  Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

The Scorpio Races

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