In October, our Nerd Herd Teen Book Club read CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert, and then were excited to be able to participate in a live Google Hangout with the author to discuss the book. It was a great afternoon, and we were thrilled that she took the time to talk with all of us. You can read more about our experience here.
And now, we’d thrilled that Ms. Loy’s book has been nominated for the prestigious William C. Morris Debut Award, given through the American Library Association celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. Hers is one of five amazing debut books in 2015, including:
SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The award winners will be announced in 2016, so stay tuned! This is going to be a tough race to the finish line. Congratulations to all of the nominees!