The Michael L. Printz Award is given yearly to the book that best shows excellence in young adult literature. Each year one winner and four honor books are named. The award has been given every year since 2000.
This year's winner is Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley.
The honor books this year are Daniel Handler's Why We Broke Up, Christine Hinwood's The Returning, Craig Silveys's, Jasper Jones, and Maggie Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races.
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
2007: American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
2006: Looking for Alaska, by John Green
2005: how i live now, by Meg Rosoff
2004: The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
2003: Postcards from No Man's Land, by Aidan Chambers
2002: Step From Heaven, by An Na
2001: Kit's Wilderness, by David Almond
2000: Monster, by Walter Dean Myers