Morris Winners list List of Morris winner and finalists from to present scroll to the bottom of the page to view the list links. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. Outstanding Books for the College Bound The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Readers will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world. Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences students preparing for college, educators, librarians, and parents it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning.