Friday, May 7, 2010

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Have you ever read a fantastic book, then found out that it was the first book the author had published? That's where this award comes in.

Purpose -The William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award is given to a first-time author of an outstanding book for teens. The book must have high-quality writing and appeal to a wide teen (age 12-18) audience.

History - This new award was first awarded in 2009. William C. Morris was an innovator in the publishing world. He was well known for his enthusiasm in promoting books for teens and young adults.

Facts -
*Administered by YALSA.
*Approximately 10% of the 3000 YA books published each year are "debut" novels.

Recent winner -(2014) Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

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