2020 Coordinators:

Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library

Bobbye Hernandez,
Multnomah County Library

Heather Jones,
Crook County Library


2019 Winner:

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

2019 Honors:

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

MunMun by Jesse Andrews

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo






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-- a wild and intense afternoon of book discussions ending with an attempt to guess which 2019 release will win ALA's Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literture!
 When and where:

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beaverton Community Center
12350 SW 5th Street,  Suite 100
Beaverton, OR

**This event will be available for remote attendance by individuals or groups gathered at other sites. You will need a computer, camera, and microphone to join us remotely.**




The full list of eight books that participants should track down, read, and come prepared to discuss! Here are the book titles:

  • Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez - #realisticfiction #latinx #struggling #multiplenarrators #ownvoices
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei - #graphicmemoir #Japaneseimprisonment #lostinnocence #famousownvoices
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed - #future #Muslimimprisonment #rebellion #injustice #ownvoices
  • The Grace Year by Kim Liggett - #dystopia #ritesofpassage #womanmagic #devastating
  • Fountains of Silenceby Ruta Sepetys - #historicalfiction #Spain #fascism
  • Destroy All Monstersby Sam J. Miller - #fantasy #realisticfiction #mentalillness #trauma
  • Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind the Allby Laura Ruby - #historicalfiction #paranormal #orphanages
  • House of Salt and Sorrowsby Erin A. Craig - #fantasy #retelling #murdermystery
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]


The other Very Exciting News is that our afternoon will begin with a short presentation by Abbey Gaterud from the Ooligan Press in Portland (https://ooligan.pdx.edu/) focused on the state of trade publishing today, what happens to a book after a writer is "finished," and self-publishing.

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