Everyone’s seen the NBA long list, yes?
Five titles are what I would consider firmly children’s and not within the Printz purview.
Of the other five, four were on our own longlist the other day, have garnered several stars, and are the books people* are generally speaking about.
(*people in this case=book people with a focus on well written YA)
Two things jumped out for our purposes: 1, Two Boys Kissing, which none of us have read yet, clearly needs to move up on the to-read pile; 2, WHOA: Boxers and Saints appears to be considered one book from the National Book Award judges’ perspective.
(And speaking for me, alone, rather than the Someday collective, I am so happy there are others who felt The Summer Prince was something special, since it’s my personal frontrunner right now!)