Mock Printz 2023 Book TitlesA 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 Literature!

 When and where:

12-4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023


In person: Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE

Virtual: On Zoom

Coordinator: Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library




Each year, the committee announces a list of eight books that participants should track down, read, and come prepared to discuss! The 2023 Mock Printz books are:

  • Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin
  • I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  • Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality by Eliot Schrefer
  • Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas
  • All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
  • High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
  • A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
Teen readers:

We do love to have teen readers at the Mock Printz. We celebrate them. We listen to them. 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.

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

--Sonja Somerville  [email protected]


Here is some graphics you can download and use to invite students on social media or through email:

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PDF Flyer (8.5x11 letter sized paper)

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