Alison Morris

Alison Morris is a nationally recognized children’s book buyer with an infectious enthusiasm for reading and 20 years’ experience matching books to readers. As the Senior Director of Title Selection for nonprofit First Book, she oversees the curation of children’s and young adult books on the First Book Marketplace, hand-selecting a diverse range of titles that speak to and address the needs of kids in underserved communities, with a keen eye to inclusion, authenticity, and kid-appeal. She previously served as Senior Editor at Scholastic Book Clubs, Children’s Book Buyer for Wellesley Booksmith and The Dartmouth Bookstore, and was the founding blogger of the ShelfTalker children’s book blog for Publishers Weekly. A passionate advocate for book access and affordability, Alison contributes book recommendations to Book Friends Forever, the podcast of author/illustrator Grace Lin and editor Alvina Ling, and she shares a book-filled home with her husband, illustrator and graphic novelist Gareth Hinds.