The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.
The award winner for 2012 is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.
A list of Printz award winners that you can borrow from the library is here.