Welcome back to the halls of Creekwood High, where first-love angst and senior-year drama take center stage. This year, the spotlight shines on the rad drummer girl from Becky Albertalli’s Leah on the soccerdatabase.info , Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was also nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction. It’s only fitting that Simon’s best friend, Leah, receives a standing ovation.
was the year of Angie Thomas. Not only did she scoop up two Goodreads Choice Awards, but her book The Hate U Give was optioned for a film and has spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The novel follows Starr Carter, a year-old who finds her voice after her unarmed childhood best friend is fatally shot by the police.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas, who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.