Glad to see Meg Rosoff's book win the Printz. It was the only one I managed to pick. Now I am in the process of finding the other titles on the shelf and reading them to keep up with the award winners.
On the plane ride back from Boston I finished the galley of the Julius Lester book, A DAY OF TEARS. Wow, he has come full circle from TO BE A SLAVE in this remarkable narrative (told in dialog and monologue) about the real life auction of more than 400 slaves in just 2 days. Incredibly powerful book.
I began reading THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Ric Riordan, a former middle school teacher in San Antonio. Meet Percy (short for Perseus) as he faces dangerous beasts including the Minotaur and one of the Furies in this romp of a fantasy with plenty of references to mythology.
Huzzahs to all the winners!