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Nickeled and Dimed: The Pyrite Printz Honor Vote
Well, we’ve got our winner, so now we need our honor books.
Procedure for honor books is almost, but not quite, the same as procedure for the winner.
All nominated titles are eligible, whether of not they received any votes in the voting rounds to determine the winner.
You may vote for up to four title, but do not need to vote for all four slots. Votes should be numbered and will be weighted — 7 points for first place, 5 for second, 3 for third, and 1 for fourth.
So go forth and vote! We’re down to the wire, but we’re also in the midst of ALA travel, so we’ll leave the poll open until… Saturday night, 8 pm-ish. Try to vote BEFORE reading all the results (Miriam, I’m looking at you!) if you want to more closely imitate RealCommittee practice, since they vote blind. Or read the results and do the math, as you choose!
Here’s the nominated title list, again, minus Pyrite winner Boxers & Saints:
17 & Gone, Nova Ren Suma
All the Truth That’s in Me, Julie Berry
Black Helicopters, Blythe Woolston
Charm & Strange, Stephanie Kuehn
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Far Far Away, Tom McNeal
The Final Descent, Rick Yancey
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Matthew Quick
The Kingdom of Little Wounds, Susann Cokal
March, Book 1, John Lewis et al
The Midnight Dress, Karen Foxlee
Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick
More Than This, Patrick Ness
Mortal Fire, Elizabeth Knox
Muckers, Sandra Neil Wallace
Period 8, Chris Crutcher
Pieces, Chris Lynch
Primates, Jim Ottaviani
Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
September Girls, Bennett Madison
Sorrow’s Knot, Erin Bow
The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson
What the Heart Knows, Joyce Sidman
Winger, Andrew Smith
The Pyrite Printz, or Pyrite, is the Someday My Printz Will Come mock Printz deliberation, and should not in any way be confused with YALSA’s Michael L. Printz Award, often referred to here as the RealPrintz or Printz. Our predictions, conversations, and speculation about potential RealPrintz contenders and winners reflect only our own best guesses and are not affiliated with YALSA or the RealPrintz committee. You probably figured that out on your own, but we like to make it clear!
About Karyn Silverman
Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (say that ten times fast!). Karyn has served on YALSA’s Quick Picks and Best Books committees and was a member of the 2009 Printz committee. She has reviewed for Kirkus and School Library Journal. She has a lot of opinions about almost everything, as long as all the things are books. Said opinions do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of SLJ, LREI, YALSA or any other institutions with which she is affiliated. Find her on Twitter @InfoWitch or e-mail her at karynsilverman at gmail dot com.
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