[kids-lib] 2012 Mock Printz results

Susan Smallsreed susansm at multcolib.org
Sat Jan 7 21:41:28 PST 2012

Please excuse duplicate postings.
And the winner of OYAN's 2012 Oregon Mock Printz is....

*A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Sioban Dowd *by Patrick Ness.
Selected in a landslide from among 10 finalists, the book was appreciated
for its wide audience appeal, its wonderful illustrations, and the powerful

>From the other 9 books, *Between Shades of Gray *by Ruta Sepetys and *Daughter
of Smoke and Bone *by Laini Taylor could be considered Mock Printz Honor
books, altho there was controversy about whether Taylor's book met the
criteria as a stand alone title.

The other finalists included:

   - *Chime *by Frannie Billingsley
   - *Anya's Ghost *by Very Brosgol
   - *Dead End in Norvelt *by Jack Gantos
   - *The Berlin Boxing Club *by Robert Sharenow
   - *Imaginary Girls* by Nova Rena Suma
   - *Blink & Caution *by Wynne-Jones

The workshop participants also suggested the following as possible Printz
Award contenders:

   - *Out of Shadows*
   - *Life An Exploded Diagram*
   - *Blood Red Road*
   - *Scorpio Races*
   - *Everbody Sees the Ants*
   - *The Piper's Son*
   - *Divergent*
   - *Girl of Fire & Thorns*

To see whether the Oregon winner will receive the actual Printz Award, tune
into the live webcast <http://www.webcastinc.com/client/ala-webcast/>,
twitter feed, facebook or youtube video of the youth media awards on
Jan.23, 2012 starting at 7:45 a.m. CT.

Thanks to all the participants for a lively, productive and fun afternoon
of book discussion!

Susan Smallsreed
Youth Librarian, Northwest Library
Multnomah County Library and
Past Co-Chair, Oregon Young Adult Network of the OLA
Phone: 503.988.5560
susansm at multcolib.org
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