2012 Michael L. Printz.

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The Michael L. Printz Award, awarded annually and sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association, recognizes the book that best exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

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WHERE THINGS COME BACK

By John Corey Whaley

One summer, Cullen Witter discovers that his small Arkansas town is not as dull as he initially thought: just before the start of his senior year, he must deal with the bizarre disappearance of his gifted younger brother and try to keep his family together. His story converges with that of a cynical missionary in...

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