"Dead End in Norvelt," written by Jack Gantos, is the 2012 Newbery Medal winner. Two Newbery Honor Books also were named: "Inside Out & Back Again," written by Thanhha Lai and "Breaking Stalin's Nose," written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin."
"Where Things Come Back," written by John Corey Whaley, is the 2012 Printz Award winner."I was so pleased with the 2010 results. Now I have two years in a row of what had become (pre-2010) my typical reaction to the ALA's taste. Eh.