Mock Mondays: Printz Awards

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 selection of a YA book that should be considered for this award:

Title: Frankly in Love
Author: David Yoon

Summary: Frank Li is the son of Korean immigrants. He lives his life following his parents expectations so he never ruffles any feathers. However, Frank quickly realizes that there are somethings that he can’t live without and that includes Brit Means a classmate who he has a crush on and who may like him back. The only problem is that Brit is Caucasian and Frank’s parents will not accept her as Frank’s girlfriend. Frank decides to enter into a fake relationship with Joy, the daughter of his parents’ friends, so he can date Brit in secret. The only problem is Frank’s feelings for Joy may not be as fake as he thought they were.

Printz Considerations:  Frankly In Love is a realistic and honest look at the experience of children of immigrants.  The book invesitages what it’s like to feel as if you are trap between family traditions/exceptions and your own hopes and dreams.  The book has an unique voice and hits on many realavnat real world issues.  It is the type of book that is usually noticed by awards committees and I expect to see it on many award lists.

 

 

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