Printz Award Books 2013

In Darkness by Nick LakeWinner

In Darkness
by Nick Lake

Fifteen-year-old Shorty awakens beneath the ruins of a crumbled hospital in Haiti, where his weakening mind begins flashing back through his own violent history, the loss of his twin sister, and his mystical connection to Toussaint Louverture, the nineteenth-century revolutionary who helped liberate his country.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzHonor

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A self-described natural misanthrope, Aristotle finds himself changed when he meets precocious Dante, whose open and intense friendship over a fateful summer compels Ari to question love, art, adulthood and even the secrets of the universe.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinHonor

Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein

In this multifaceted tale of intrigue and loyalties, two young women find their friendship tested while fighting to save themselves and their secrets when caught behind enemy lines in occupied France during World War II.

Dodger by Terry PratchettHonor

Dodger
by Terry Pratchett

In this wild historical adventure, 17-year-old Dodger rescues a young woman from an attack, is appointed assistant detective to Charlie Dickens, encounters the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, obtains his first tailored suit and learns from his mentor Solomon how to navigate a wide range of social and political circles.