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Recommended Reading: Morris Award

A collection of ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists.

image of William C. Morris Debut Award winner sealThe William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.  The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

2017 Morris Winner

Morris Finalists

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