2021 Morris Award Finalists

YALSA has selected the five finalists for the 2021 William C. Morris Award, which honors a debut book for young adults. The winner will be announced at the ALA Youth Media Awards ceremony on January 25, 2021. The finalists are:

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Dec. 11


Candidates for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Awards Announced – Publishers Weekly

‘Harriet the Spy’ author Louise Fitzhugh’s secret, subversive life – New York Post

Picture this: these beautiful books help children read the world – The Conversation

The ten best children’s books of 2020 – Smithsonian Magazine

Why nostalgia for classic children’s books is a problem – tes


Amazon Publishing in talks to offer e-books to public libraries – Publishers Weekly

Library leaders brace for budget cuts – Inside Higher Ed

They will kill your library, too – Current Affairs

UK’s public libraries record another year of cuts, with yet more on the way – The Guardian


10 new YA books to put on your wishlist – Book Riot

17 great YA books to gift your friends (or yourself) in 2020 – Refinery29

Q&A with April Henry – Mystery & Suspense