In School Library Journal: The Printz Grows Up: High Points in the History of an Influential Award
It has helped define and shape YA lit, crowning new classics, expanding and transforming the canon, while highlighting outstanding works in a growing field. A look at the history of the award, criteria for selection, and standout titles through the years shows how writing for teens grew to be a multifaceted, sophisticated, and wide-ranging category in its own right.
Fun Printz fact: As a teenage zine-writer, I was interviewed by Ellen Wittlinger for the 2000 honor book Hard Love.
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