Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Michael L. Printz Award. The Young Adult Library Services Association awards the Printz to the books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature. 

For more information about this award and its current and past recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2020 Printz Award Winner

Dig by 1970- A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

For the past several years, the Canton Public Library has offered volunteer opportunities for tweens in grades 5-8 through our Tween Service Corps. Due to a lack of service opportunities, we will be suspending the Tween Service Corps at this time. If you need to fulfill volunteer hours, please consider PBJ Outreach and Open Door Food Ministry. These two organizations are local and accept volunteers of all ages. Thank you to all who have completed service hours at the library or who expressed interest in serving the CPL community.

Did you binge watch Looking For Alaska on Hulu? Already read the book it's based on? Try a book similar to John Green's novel below. 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15-October 15. Celebrate with one of the following Young Adult titles featuring Hispanic main characters!

The closest I've come by Fred Aceves
Labyrinth lost by Zoraida Córdova

Modern life is messy, complicated, and often unforgiving. Explore the fictional lives of bold, eccentric women living in this modern world. 

Chemistry : a novel by Weike Wang
Convenience store woman by 1979- Sayaka Murata

Women's health is a wide-ranging and complex topic. The titles below are a jumping off point to explore some of the aspects of women's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 

These graphic novels set in space are packed with action, adventure, and beautiful storytelling. Take one home today!

Apollo by Matt Fitch

Whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or mystery, these YA novels set in space have it all!

Across the universe by Beth Revis
Dare mighty things by Heather Kaczynski

Are you feeling bored, tired, or lazy? Well, July is Anti-Boredom Month! Check out one of these books that will introduce you to a new hobby, craft, or game!

Road trips are the quintessential summer experience. Ride along with teens facing unexpected love, music, family drama, and grief. 

American road trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

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