2021 Coordinators:

Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library

Heather Jones,
Crook County Library

2021 Winner:

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

 2021 Honors:

 Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

The Magic Fisch by Trung Le Nguyen

 2020 Winner:

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

2020 Honors:

House of Salt and Sorrows by Emily A. Craig

They Call Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys





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-- a wild and intense afternoon of book discussions ending with an attempt to guess which release from the previous year will win ALA's Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literture!
 When and where:

2022 Date: TBD

2022 Time: TBD

2022 Location: TBD




Each year, the committee announced a list of eight books that participants should track down, read, and come prepared to discuss! Titles for the 2022 Mock Printz will be announced sometime in September 2021.

Teen readers:

We do love to have teen readers at the Mock Printz. We celebrate them. We listen to them. We feed them. We give them ARCs! We know it can be a hard sell. Teen participants have to be willing to read the books (or read most of the books) and then spend a day talking intensively with other teens and adults about books. That's a "not for me" proposition for a lot of teens, but for just the right people, it is MAGICAL.

There is a group of four teens who have come with me from my library in Salem for the last two years and they all agree it is The Best Day Ever. 

So, ask around. Maybe you'll find a couple of students who are up for giving it a try!

--Sonja Somerville  [email protected]


Sharable flyers will be posted here when new books are announced.

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