Monday, March 14, 2005

2005 Printz Award Winners

Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
When Chanda's youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges. People with AIDS are outcasts in Chanda's small South African town. Now Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma that run through the town. A story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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