YALSA today announced the five titles for the 2010 Morris Award shortlist. YALSA will name the Morris Award winner at the Youth Media Awards in Boston at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting on Jan. 18. YALSA will also honor the winning title, as well as Morris shortlist titles and YALSA Nonfiction Award winners at a reception on Monday, Jan. 18 from 8-10 p.m. at Westin Copley Place Essex Center South.
Congratulations to this year’s finalists:
- â€œAshâ€ by Malinda Lo, by published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- â€œBeautiful Creaturesâ€ by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- â€œThe Everafterâ€ by Amy Huntley, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
- â€œFlash Burnoutâ€ by L.K. Madigan, published by Houghton Mifflin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- â€œhold stillâ€ by Nina LaCour, published by Dutton Children’s Books, a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group
The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for teens by a previously unpublished author. More information on the finalists and the award can be found at www.ala.org/morris.
Members of the 2010 William C. Morris Award are: Chair Judy Nelson, Pierce County Library System, Tacoma, Wash.; Jeana Actkinson, Bridgeport (Texas) High School; Dr. Joni Richards Bodart, School of Library and Information Science-San Jose (Calif.) State University; Susan Fichtelberg, Public Library of Woodbridge, N.J.; Angela Frederick, Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library; Clio Hathaway, Martin Memorial Library, York, Pa.; Melanie Koss, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Anne Leon, Alvin Sherman Library-Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Gail Zachariah, Keene (N.H.) Public Library; David Durante, administrative assistant, Pierce County Library System, Graham, Wash.; and Booklist Consultant, Ilene Cooper, Chicago.