The Hills Are Alive

March 2013
Booklist;3/15/2013, Vol. 109 Issue 14, p71
The article presents the author's reflections on the Young Adult Library Services Association's Printz Award. Introductory comments are given noting how popular criticism has arisen as of 2013 around the award, particularly due to its central focus on literary merit and discounting popularity. The author then argues that the work of the Printz Committee should be respected and that the award's criteria are deliberately selected and valid.


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