Monday, July 22, 2013

Eisner Awards for Youth Announced

The 2013 Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly referred to as the Eisner Awards, were announced on Friday July 19th.  Since 1988,  the prize has been given for creative achievement in American comic books.  This major comic book award is sometimes referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards.  Out of 29 categories, three are specifically aimed at youth.  Here are the awards for youth:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8–12): Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17): A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel , by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (Farrar Straus Giroux).--However, in my opinion, this book is perfectly suited for upper elementary school students.

Congrats to the authors and illustrators of hese fine pieces of art and storytelling!

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