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YALSA's Teens' Top Ten
Teens cast more than 8,000 votes this year, choosing "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins as their favorite book! The online poll took place Aug. 23 to Sept. 17, 2010.

2010 Teens' Top Ten

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


2011 Printz Award Winner:


Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi


In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.     

The Printz Award is an annual award for literary excellence is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA, and is sponsored by Booklist magazine. The award, first given in 2000, is named for the late Michael L. Printz, a Topeka, Kans., school librarian known for discovering and promoting quality books for young adults. Information as released from the YALSA (www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.htm)

Honors for this book
2011 Michael L. Printz Award Winner, 2011 Best YA Fiction Top Ten, 2010 National Book Award Finalist


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