Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

2023 Awards Kick-Off!

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to begin work on the 6th annual Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, celebrating the very best graphic novels released in 2022.

Coming in June:
2023 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards
Finalists and Award Winners!

Excellence in Graphic Literature Award

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards help:

Educators and librarians: Identify high-quality graphic literature to use in diverse educational settings.

Publishers: Highlight works that make a significant contribution to graphic literature and promote substantive pop culture education.

Parents, Pop Culture Fans, and Other Discerning Readers: Find compelling, expertly crafted graphic literature to read and enjoy.

In addition to receiving the prestigious Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, all nominated titles earn the honor of including a cover medallion on all prints.

“Over the last decade, graphic novels have become a popular format in classrooms, partly due to their appeal to reluctant readers. More recently, a growing body of research focused on how the brain processes the combination of images and text, indicates that graphic novels are also excellent resources for advanced learners.”

Leslie Morrison, CTD News, Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy, April 13, 2017

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Advisory Board and Category Juries

Our Advisory Board and Juries are comprised of diverse, experienced, and informed professionals whose experiences span publishing, libraries, and education. Each year, these team members identify the very best in graphic literature based on a clearly defined and transparent process.

Past Excellence in Graphic Awards Winners

See the 2022 EGL Awards Winners!

These titles are the very best in graphic literature for Children, Middle-Grade readers, Young Adult readers, and Adult readers.

About the Excellence in Graphic Literature Medallion:

  • Supports a standard of excellence in graphic literature that prioritizes deft storytelling, educational potential, and representation of diverse perspectives.
  • Tells families, teachers, librarians, and readers to expect only the most compelling, diverse, and educationally valuable graphic literature within the covers of the title.
  • Promotes reader interest and sales and encourages the use of the finalists and winners for classroom and at-home learning.
Excellence in Graphic Literature Award