Tag Archives: Michael L. Printz Award

Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction

by Casey H. Rawson Abstract With increasingly diverse service populations, especially among younger patrons, libraries are in need of more titles featuring individuals from varied backgrounds. Librarians often rely upon preassembled title lists, such as YALSA’s Best Books for Young … Continue reading

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YALSA Research Committee Poster Session

by Sandra Hughes-Hassell The YALSA Research Committee is charged with stimulating, encouraging, guiding, and directing the research needs of young adult library services, as well as compiling abstracts and disseminating research findings. In response to this charge, the Committee is … Continue reading

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An Initial Exploration of Printz Award Winners from Outside the U.S.

By Catherine Andronik Editors’ Note: This paper is the last in JRLYA’s series of brief papers presented at YALSA’s 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium: Diversity, Literature, and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions, November 5—7, 2010. Abstract The Michael L. Printz Award … Continue reading

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The Printz Award Winners Under a Microscope: Content Trends, Committee Challenges, and Teen Popularity

By Joni Richards Bodart, Ashley N. Barrineau, and Mary L. Flamino Abstract A content analysis of the winners of the Michael L. Printz Award revealed six common content trends: journeys, teenage angst leading to self-actualization, family relationships, romantic relationships, controversial … Continue reading

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