William C. Morris Award

The 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 is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
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.
If These Wings Could Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062885029
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

2021 Winner


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250309853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

2021 Finalist


The Black Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

2021 Finalist


It Sounded Better in My Head Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250219268
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

2021 Finalist


Woven in Moonlight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781624148019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Page Street Kids - January 7th, 2020

2021 Finalist


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