Printz Award Books 2017

MarchWinner
March 3
by Andrew Aydin,
John Lewis, and
Nate Powell
This graphic novel is the conclusion of the March trilogy, a gripping autobiographical account of Congressman John Lewis’s experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. It follows Lewis’s involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the March on Selma, concluding with a call to action for today’s youth.
Asking for itHonor

Asking For It
by Louise O'Neill

After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no recollection of the previous night. Pictures go viral showing her being raped. Lacking support from her small Irish town, Emma becomes a shell of her previous self, struggling with the question of whether she asked for it. 
The Passion of DolssaHonor

The Passion of Dolssa
by Julie Berry

This beautiful historical epic tells the tale of Dolssa, an accused heretic on the run, and the three sisters who find and help her during the time of the Inquisition. Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s layered story unfolds across time periods with rich language and historical detail. 

 

ScytheHonor

Scythe
by Neal Shusterman

In a future where death has been eradicated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation, by “gleaning” random members of society. Teens Citra and Rowan are selected as apprentices and are thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a power examination of ethics, humanity and the flaws of immortality.

 

The sun is also a starHonor

The Sun Is Also A Star
by Nicola Yoon

Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lies before us. Which one will come true?