2005 Printz Award Winner

how i live now

by Meg Rosoff

Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House

Meg Rosoff has won the 2005 Michael L. Printz Award for her uncompromising work, “how i live now,” published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. Set during a shocking occupation by terrorist forces, Rosoff’s novel is narrated by15-year-old Daisy, a wry and alienated young woman who finds true love, mystical connections, and a sense of home with her cousins in England.

“Through Daisy’s evolving voice, readers see a teen who moves beyond self-absorption to become a resourceful survivor, understanding the need to care for others,” said Award Chair Betty Carter. “Meg Rosoff achieves balance in a story both darkly symbolic and bitingly funny.”

Rosoff was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard, and now makes her home in London. “how i live now” is her first novel.

2005 Honor Books

airborn chanda's secrets lizzy bright and buckminster boy


by Kenneth Oppel, published by EOS, an imprint of HarperCollins

Chanda's Secrets

by Allan Stratton, published by Annick Press

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt, published by Clarion Books, a Houghton Mifflin Company Imprint

Award sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

Members of the Printz Award Committee are: Betty Carter, Coppell, TX.; Diana Tixier Herald, Center for Adolescent Reading, Glade Park, CO.; Holly Koelling, King County Library System, Bothell, WA.; Bonnie Kunzel, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ.; Kate McClelland, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT.; Donna McMillen, King County Library System, Renton, WA.; Ed Spicer, Allegan Public Schools, Allegan, MI., Diane Tuccillo, City of Mesa Library, Mesa, AZ.; Edna Weeks, Hawaii State Library, Honolulu, HI; and Ilene Cooper, Booklist, Chicago.


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