We’re excited and honored to officially share that Nafiza Azad‘s novel, The Candle and the Flame, was named a finalist for the William C. Morris Debut YA Award. The award ceremony took place today in Philadelphia at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting.
From the Morris Award website:
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. 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. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.
A full list of the winner and finalists can be found here.