Our annual Printzbery event was held Saturday, January 11, 2020. Twelve librarians gathered to discuss the merits of various MG and YA books published in 2019. In addition to awarding a Newbery, a Printz, and honors for each, our mock committee also awards a Printzbery to the most excellent book for 12-14 year olds (the overlapping ages for Newbery and Printz).
Without further ado, our winners are:
Winner: Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu; Honors: New Kid by Jerry Craft, Stargazing by Jen Wang
Winner: Frankly in Love by David Yoon; Honors: Birthday by Meredith Russo, Lovely War by Julie Berry, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
Winner: New Kid by Jerry Craft
How do our picks match with your favorites and predictions? Are the real committees thinking what we’re thinking? We’ll find out on January 27!