Best in Children’s Graphic Literature
by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (First Second)
Best in Middle-Grade Graphic Literature
As the Crow Flies
by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circus Comics)
Best in Young Adult Graphic Literature
Home Time: Book One
by Campbell Whyte (Top Shelf)
Best in Adult Graphic Literature
The Hunting Accident
by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair (First Second)
About the Awards
Since 2017, the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards has worked with dozens of prestigious jurors from across the world, received hundreds of submitted titles, and recognized some of the most innovative, exciting, and educational graphic literature being published today!
In addition to receiving the prestigious Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, winning and nominated titles earn the honor of including a cover medallion on all prints. This medallion is also intended to make it easier for families, teachers, librarians, and all-aged readers to identify the highest quality titles, which in turn benefits the entire industry through increased sales and growth.
The goals of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards are to:
- Help educators and librarians identify high-quality graphic literature to bring into diverse educational settings
- Help define and grow awareness for quality graphic literature
- Help graphic novel publishers increase their sales and growth potential with libraries and schools.
In support of this two-fold vision, the program is designed to create or improve market awareness of new titles, extend the sales windows and increase momentum for existing titles, and amplify and confirm publishers’ content strategies and marketing decisions as they apply to librarians and educators.