Hi Everyone! Its Becky. Welcome to Mock Monday: Printz Award. For anyone not familiar with the Printz Award it is an award given by the American Library Association for the best example of teen literature from the previous year. You can find more information here. Here is my latest selections of a YA book that should be considered for this award:
Summary: Best friends Delia and Josie are high schools seniors and hosts of “Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee”. Every week their tv show features a really bad horror movie and skits feature the two stars. However, as senior year draws to a close Delia and Josie must deal with their change lives and what the future holds even if that means a new romance and going away to college for Josie and staying in their hometown for Delia.
Printz Consideration: Zentner writes books about friendship and loss with a realistic and beautiful style. Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee is a story about growing up and finding your place in the world which is basically a requirement for the Printz Committee. Plus, this book is just entertaining with laugh-out-loud moments.
Summary: Layla Amin has been betrayed by her government. She is being punished for her religious beliefs. Layla and other people of the Muslim faith are being forced to live in internment camps. Their lives have been turned into a government sanctioned nightmare but Layla is determined to get back to her life and will raise a resistance to escape.
Printz Award: Ahmed is quickly becoming a strong voice in the world of YA lit. Internment, while fiction, very much feels like something that could happen today. It is a well written book that has a strong political message that may appeal to the members of the Printz Committee.