Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards were established in 2017 by Pop Culture Classroom to honor the best and brightest graphic novel titles and recognize the world-class creators of graphic literature.

Finalists and winners will be honored starting in June and followed by the announcement of the 2021 winners for the EGL Awards Book of the Year and Mosaic Awards.

Titles will be evaluated on specific category-appropriate criteria, so please familiarize yourself with the judging criteria and submission requirements for the awards

Each year, Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards celebrates the best in fiction and nonfiction graphic novels. The EGL Awards help:

  1. Educators and librarians identify high quality graphic literature to bring into diverse educational settings.
  2. Publishers of graphic novels increase their sales and growth potential with libraries and schools.
  3. Parents, Pop Culture Fans, and Other Discerning Readers find compelling, expertly crafted graphic literature to read and enjoy.

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 Literature Awards Winners