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Morris Awards

The American Library Association gives the Morris Award and Honors to exceptional teen books written by first-time authors. To see all the winners and honors click the link below!

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Wonder Show
Wonder Show

It's 1939 and 13 year old Portia Remini has had enough, and it is time to go! Running away and joining a traveling sideshow may not have been her exact intentions, but this chance encounter will change Portia. Portia gets more than a glimpse at the underside of a reality that many do not know exists, with adventure and mystery ever present!


A Curse Dark as Gold
A Curse Dark as Gold

Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.


The Girl of Fire and Thorns
The Girl of Fire and Thorns

A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.


The Miseducation of Cameron Post
The Miseducation of Cameron Post

In this powerful, coming-of-age novel, Cameron Post%u2019s parents die tragically in a car accident on the day she first kisses a girl. After her parent%u2019s deaths, Cameron is sent to live in rural Montana with her grandmother and conservative Aunt Ruth. As Cameron grows into her teenage years, she realizes that she is gay and begins a relationship with cowgirl Coley Taylor. Once Cameron%u2019s relationship with Coley is discovered, her Aunt sends her to the religious camp, %u201CGod%u2019s Promise,%u201D that claims to be able to %u201Ccure%u201D homosexuality. Once at camp, Cameron is forced to face the consequences of pretending to be someone she's not.


Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.


Seraphina
Seraphina

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.


Ash
Ash

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.


Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.


Flash Burnout
Flash Burnout

In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, 15-year-old Blake emerges with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.


The Freak Observer
The Freak Observer

Suffering from a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder, sixteen-year-old Loa Lindgren tries to use her problem solving skills, sharpened in physics and computer programming, to cure herself.