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The Michael L. Printz Award

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The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

2012
Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley
2011
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
2010
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray
2009
Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
2008
The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean
American Born Chinese
2007
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Looking for Alaska
2006
Looking for Alaska by John Green
How I Live Now
2005
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The First Part Last
2004
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Postcards from No Man's Land
2003
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
Step from Heaven
2002
Step from Heaven by An Na
Kit's Wilderness
2001
Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
Monster
2000
Monster by Walter Dean Myers