2022 Printz Award

2022 Winner    

Winner: Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) / Macmillan

Eighteen-year-old Daunis has always felt like an outsider with her mixed heritage, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a murder, Daunis reluctantly agrees to go undercover. But secretly she pursues her own investigation, tracking down the culprits with her knowledge of traditional medicine. As the bodies pile up, Daunis finds herself caught in a web of deceit that threatens the people she loves the most.

Honor Books: 

Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas

Balzer + Bray

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo

Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.

Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People By Kekla Magoon

Published by Candlewick

With passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential account of the Black Panthers—as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community.

Starfish By Lisa Fipps

Published by Nancy Paulsen Books

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.