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William C. Morris YA Debut Award 2012

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award celebrates the achievement of a previously unpublished author, or authors, who have made a strong literary debut in writing for young adult readers.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 illuminates the teen experience and enriches 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, and its proven or potential appeal to a wide range of teen readers. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.

June 2012

June's roundup of Cool & New Books includes RAPTURE, the long-awaited conclusion to Lauren Kate's Fallen series; STUNNING by Sara Shepard, the 11th Pretty Little Liars novel that reveals more of A's dangerous web; and BETWEEN THE LINES, a collaboration between bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha van Leer, in which a lonely girl gets the shock of her life when she talks to a prince from her favorite book --- and he talks back!