2023 CYBILS Judges: Graphic Novel Panels

Graphic Novels (aka comics) are not just for reluctant readers. Complex storytelling with a rich combination of illustrations, color choices, and story-telling styles render information in new and interesting ways.

They have evolved into a beloved genre of reading format and evolved into a unique form of story-telling. The sub-genres within Graphic Novels has also evolved, and there is a rich selection of fiction and non-fiction  depicted in this format. A range of diverse themes (LGBTQ, racial justice) for diverse audiences (diverse characters) can be found in abundance.

There are two audiences in this category: elementary/middle-grade and young adults. Both groups are reading books that could not exist without the art. They are seeking books with a a range of diverse themes, with characters representing marginalized communities, and written for diverse audiences.

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