Do you have a book that you think is the perfect Printz book? If so, nominate it!
That’s right, the’ Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature accepts field nominations. Meaning, people outside the committee can nominate a book.
I am fortunate enough to be on this year’s committee. Discussions and the nomination list are top-secret, so I cannot share with you the titles being discussed.’ I will ask you not to make any assumptions, so if you have read a real “winner” please nominate it.
Nominations for the Printz are made via the YALSA website. Nominations close on December 1st. While the discussions and titles are confidential, the rules are not, so before making a nomination, take a peak at the policies and procedures. That said, in a nutshell, here are the key things to remember:
1. 2008 titles only.
2. Fill out the entire form, including ISBNs.
3. Books cannot be nominated by the publisher, editor, or author of the book.
4. Include the reason why you think the book is a candidate for the Printz.