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Printz Award Winners

Exploring tough subjects, these award-winning and moving titles will show your teen the power of a good book.
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The White Darkness
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Fourteen-year-old Symone is taken on a surprise trip to Antarctica by her uncle Victor. In search of a legendary gateway to the interior of Earth, Victor's behavior teaches Sym about her troubled past and leads to her struggle for survival.
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American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang Illustrated by Lark Pien
The first graphic novel ever to win the Printz Award, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist.
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How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

"Every war has turning points and every person too."

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First Part Last, The
by Angela Johnson

Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager — impulsive, eager, restless.

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A Step from Heaven
by An Na
When four-year-old Young Ju Park first hears the words Mi Gook — Korean for "America" — she is sure that they mean "Heaven." But when her family moves to Southern California the following year, she finds the transition from life in Korea far from easy.
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Kit's Wilderness
by David Almond
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by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Young, black 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner and could face the death penalty. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial.
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