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Printz Award Winner

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

The American Library Association has announced the Michael L. Printz Award winner for 2014: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.  

Do you think re-incarnation is possible?  Does the past have an influence beyond explanation on what will happen tomorrow? In this futuristic tale, Eric is a journalist who has come to the island of Blessed to investigate rumors of unnatural occurrences.  When he meets Merle, a local girl, he feels as though he already knows her.  This gothic tale is told in 7 parts, each based on a phase of the moon. 

The Printz is selected based on excellence in literature for young adults.  Sedgwick is also the author of the nail-biting suspense story Revolver.   

2014 Printz Honor books include:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool