The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. This year's winner is Going Bovine by Libba Bray. It's the story of Cameron, a 16 year old slacker who contracts Mad Cow Disease and sets off on a road trip with a dwarf, a garden gnome and a punk angel. I can guarantee it's definitely unlike anything you've read before!
The committee also named four Printz Honor Books: