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by Alexandra May - 0 Comment(s)

On January 26th the American Library Association announced the winners for their Youth Media Awards, including the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature.

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The 2009 Printz award went to Jellicoe Road by Austrailian author, Melina Marchetta. Jellicoe Raod tells the story of seventeen-year-old Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her mother at the age of eleven, and is now struggling to confront her past at a boarding school in Australia.

Four Printz Honour Books were also named:

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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, vol. II, The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson


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Nation
by Terry Pratchett





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Tender Morsels
by Margo Lanagan







To see who won all of the YALSA Book and Media Awards, check out http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.cfm