Michael L. Printz Award Essays

  • Bob Lee Swagger Character Analysis

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    The book Point of Impact that is one of the most popular in the series was released in 2007 as Shooter. The movie was created by Antoine Fuqua and starred Michael Wahlberg in the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger. In 2016, the USA Network announced that it would be releasing a TV series titled Shooter based on Point of Impact. Ryan Philippe would star in the lead role of retired Force Recon Marine Bob Lee Swagger

  • Humility In The Book Thief

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    A smile. A hug. A gift. The smallest things can brighten a person’s day or put a smile on someone’s face. Humility is a virtue that not all people possess. Even if a person is down, it is still important to prioritize humbleness because it can make him find a light in a sea of darkness. The theme people who are hopeless can still be humble is relevant in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief as shown through Hans, Max, and Ilsa Hermann, who keep this mentality in mind while trying to overcome hardships.

  • The Book Thief Literary Analysis

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    Can something be beautiful and terrible at the same time? That is the question Death strives to answer regarding humanity in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. World War II was a tragic event caused by the hatred of one man toward a group of people, the Jews, and subsequently, anyone who was against him. The book’s focus is not on the war itself, but on the lives of a handful of people and their actions. In this book, Death recounts the story of Liesel Meminger, a ten-year old German girl, who faces

  • Guilt Theme In The Book Thief

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    Guilt: one of the strongest emotions, the cause of grief and sadness everywhere. In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, characters such as Liesel Meminger, Hans Hubermann, and Michael Holtzapfel, are only a few who experience this intense emotion. Whether it stems from death, survival, or thievery, guilt finds it’s way into affecting each character’s lives, making it a main theme. The most popular type of guilt throughout the book is survivor’s guilt. Survivor's guilt is when one feels unworthy for

  • The Book Thief Death Essay

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    Death is something everyone experiences. For example, in many circumstances death is something that is not controllable. For instance, cancer is something that can be controlled if caught early enough, but can also quickly cause death. In Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, death is shown through numerous characters who have died. Furthermore, various situations which lead to deaths of characters, shows death as a theme. Lastly, the numerous symbols in the novel prove death as a theme. An examination

  • Examples Of Responsibility In The Hunger Games

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    Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive

  • What Is The Significance Of Miles In Looking For Alaska

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    The Great Perhaps     Miles “Pudge” Halter is the main character in the book Looking for Alaska written by John Green.  He was raised in Florida, and during his junior year of high school he decided he would attend boarding school at Culver Creek in Alabama.  In the beginning of the book, Miles informs the reader of his interest in the last words of people who are dying.  His favorite came from a poet named Francois Rabelais whose last words were “I go to seek the Great Perhaps,” (Before).  This

  • The Book Thief Quotes

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    brother shivers. The woman weeps. And the girl goes on reading, for that’s why she’s there, and it feels good to be good for something in the aftermath of the snows of Stalingrad.” (Zusak 471) After Michael Holtzapfel told his mother that his brother died, Liesel kept reading. She did this to comfort Michael and his mother and not leave them alone to their misery. This shows that Liesel uses her words for good and not only to benefit

  • Walter Dean Myers Poem Analysis

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    Walter Dean Myers won the Coretta Scott King award for African American author five times. Myers was originally named Walter Milton Myers but he adopted the middle name “Dean” to honor Florence and Herbert the parents that raised him after his mother passed away when he was 18 months and his father sent him to live with Florence and Herbert Dean. Walter Dean Myers was born in August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia and died July 1, 2014 in Manhattan, New York city, New York. When he was a child

  • The Streams Of Babel Analysis

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    novel in 2008, and it strongly portrays the paranoia of the American people after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Carol Plum-Ucci is 59 year old novelist, currently living in New Jersey. She has been nominated for a couple awards, including; Michael L. Printz Award, and The Edgar Award for Best Young Adult. In one of her more recent books, The Streams of Babel, she is praised for her top quality writing style. The element of literature that is superior in this novel is the multiple first person viewpoints

  • Literary Analysis Of Fault In Our Stars

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    York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the co-author, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than a dozen languages. One doesn’t like to throw around phrases like “instant classic” lightly, but The Fault

  • John Green's Impact On American Culture

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    The Impact of John Green on American Culture “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” (John Green). Author John Green holds true to this quote in the way he lives his life through his many achievements. As a young child being bullied and not feeling like enough, he found a way to express his feelings through his writing. Green did not find himself until college after changing majors and spending time with ill kids in a children’s hospital. Along his

  • The Struggle In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

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    As a child goes through life, he/she acquires valuable lessons including the expression of oneself and the times in which silence is appropriate. Throughout adolescence, teenagers navigate through uncomfortable situations that teach them when to speak up and when to stay silent. In her novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson reflects on incidents that occurred in her life, connecting them to her story while incorporating issues that are prevalent today to advise readers to find their voice. Anderson‵s