The Denver-based educational nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom today announced the 2022 Winners of the organization’s fifth annual Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards.
“This year’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Winners are some of the most diverse we’ve seen in the history of the awards,” said Pop Culture Classroom Education Manager Matt Slayter. “The stories and perspectives found in this year’s winning titles are timely, relevant, and compelling for readers of all ages.”
The EGL Awards jurors and advisory board members — diverse and informed professionals whose experiences span publishing, libraries, and education — evaluated more than 140 titles to determine this year’s EGL Awards’ finalists and winners.
2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Winners
The 2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards winners for Best in Children’s, Middle-grade, Young Adult, and Adult Graphic Literature were announced in a video online earlier this morning.
Best in Children’s Graphic Literature
by Jenny Ayoub (BOOM! Studios)
Jop and Blip Wanna Know (Book #1)
by Jim Benton (HarperAlley)
Best in Adult Graphic Literature
by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn & Quarterly)
Run: Book One
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)
Pop Culture Classroom will announce the final 2022 EGL Awards for Book of the Year, the Mosaic Award, and the first-ever Reader’s Choice Award in the coming weeks.
Book of the Year and the Mosaic Award
The winners of Book of the Year and the Mosaic Award for diversity in storytelling will be announced on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Readers’ Choice Award
Readers can help select the winner of this all-new award from this year’s jury-selected finalists by casting a vote online. Voting ends at 11:59 PM MT, Friday, June 24, 2022.
The Readers’ Choice Award Winner will be announced at a special Educator Appreciation Night, Thursday, June 30th at Denver’s Bierstadt Bierhalle.
Each year, Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards celebrate the best fiction and nonfiction graphic novels and comics. Pop Culture Classroom established the awards to help:
- Educators and librarians identify high-quality graphic literature to bring into diverse educational settings.
- Publishers of graphic novels increase their sales and growth potential with libraries and schools.
- Parents, pop culture fans, and other discerning readers find compelling, expertly crafted graphic literature to read and enjoy.
To learn more about the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, please visit PopCultureClassroom.org/eglawards