2023 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

Pop Culture Classroom is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists for the 6th Annual Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards!

The 2023 Excellence on Graphic Literature Awards Advisory Board and Juries select the best in graphic literature through a clearly defined and transparent process. The evaluation team is comprised of diverse, experienced, and informed professionals whose experience spans publishing, libraries, education, and other related fields.

Publishers and creators can submit graphic literature titles for consideration in the categories below. Each category will feature two winners: one in fiction, and one in non-fiction.

  • Best in Children’s Graphic Literature
  • Best in Middle-Grade Graphic Literature
  • Best Young Adult Graphic Literature
  • Best in Adult Graphic Literature

All submitted books will also be eligible for the awards below, regardless of category or fiction/non-fiction distinction:

  • Book of the Year
  • Mosaic Award
  • EGL Reader’s Choice Award

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:

  1. Help educators and librarians identify high-quality graphic literature to bring into diverse educational settings
  2. Help define and grow awareness for quality graphic literature
  3. 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.