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Mark your Calendar for the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge

yalsa morris nonfiction sealsWe love reading challenges here at The Hub, and we hope you do, too, because it’s almost time for the second annual Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge! Did you participate in last year’s challenge? Did you wish you had? Well, now’s your chance!

On Monday, December 9, YALSA’s 2014 Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge will begin. The finalists for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction will have been announced, and you’ll have seven weeks — until the Youth Media Awards announcement on January 27th when the award winners will be revealed — to read all of the finalists for the awards. You may choose to read just the titles on the Morris Award shortlist or just the ones on the Nonfiction Award shortlist — or if you’re feeling ambitious, you may do both.

Everyone who completes the challenge by reading either all of the Morris Award finalists or all of the Nonfiction Award finalists will be permitted to count those titles toward our 2014 Hub Reading Challenge, which starts in February. (Normally you may not count books you’ve already read toward the Hub Reading Challenge.) This will give finishers for the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge a leg up and get them that many books closer to being eligible to win the Hub Reading Challenge prize!

Are you up for the challenge? Keep an eye on The Hub for more details and to participate.

-Allison Tran, currently listening to the audiobook of Crewel by Gennifer Albin, narrated by Amanda Dolan


  1. Sara Ray Sara Ray

    Wow so soon? Can’t wait!!! The past 2 years have been sooo much fun! Thanks HUB crew!

  2. Pam Gardow Pam Gardow

    Love the Morris Award Books and am so excited to see this year’s list!!

  3. Rebecca King Rebecca King

    Count me in! Starting with Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets.

  4. Ann Pechacek Ann Pechacek

    I am in! Can’t wait to read the finalists.

  5. Jenn Jenn

    I’ve got to do a few ILLs to get these titles, but hopefully I’ll get them all in time. Can’t wait to read them, especially Charm & Strange, which I’ve heard so many great things about.

  6. Anna Anna

    Count me in! Going for the Morris Award.

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