In case you missed it, Carolrhoda Lab has another Morris Award finalist! Congratulations to E. K. Johnston, author of The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim.
|Read the story of The Story of Owen here|
Owen is in good company. The other four finalists tell tales of a Chicago native’s surprise move to Ireland during the early-nineties grunge era, an aspiring poet dealing with dual expectations as a Latina in America, a punk fan using his passion to get into college, and a young woman with wings living in Seattle in the 1940s.
Want to learn more about these phenomenal YA reads by debut authors? You’re in luck: the Morris Award blog tour kicks off today! Each weekday this week and Monday of next, visit the following blogs to read reviews, author guest posts, and interviews.
Here are the fantastic bloggers who are running the show:
- Monica at Educating Alice
- Gabrielle at The Mod Podge Bookshelf
- Lyn at The Pirate Tree
- Lucy at The Reading Date
- Sarah at The Reading Zone*
- Guinevere and Libertad at Twinja
- Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers**
- Kelly at This Wacky Momma Reads!!
- Tasha at Waking Brain Cells**
- Bridget at What Is Bridget Reading***
- Patrice at Whimsically Yours**
- Liza at WhoRUBlog*
- Jodi, Joyce, Kirsti, and Marti at Writers’ Rumpus
- Heidi at YA Bibliophile
* first post on Tuesday
** first post on Thursday
***first post on Friday
The winner will be announced at the Youth Media Awards Press Conference on February 2, so stay tuned! And make sure to pick up all of the books, regardless of who wins; each one is more than worthy of your time.