William C. Morris YA Debut Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award celebrates the achievement of a previously unpublished author, or authors, who have made a strong literary debut in writing for young adult readers. The work cited will illuminate the teen experience and enrich the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by:

* Compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration
* The integrity of the work as a whole
* Its proven or potential appeal to a wide range of teen readers

2011

  • The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
  • Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • Hush by Eishes Chayil

2010

  • Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
  • Ash by Malinda Lo
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • The Everafter by Amy Huntley
  • Hold Still by Nina LaCour

2009

  • A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne
  • Madapple by Christina Meldrum
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine

Source: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris

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