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 May and celebrated in June-July with the announcement of the 2022 winners for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Book of the Year and Mosaic Awards.

Since this year marks the 5th Annual Excellence in Graphic Literature, we’re hoping to make this important anniversary even more special. In a first for the EGL Awards, this year readers will have the chance to select the all-new EGL Reader’s Choice Award from this year’s jury-selected finalists.

We’ll also be celebrating our 2022 EGL awardees at an exciting event in Denver as a kick-off to an amazing weekend of educator- and family-friendly activities at FAN EXPO Denver 2022!

For Readers and Educators

Do you love quality graphic novels, comics and manga collections? Share your suggestions for the best graphic literature.

Celebrating the Best in Fiction and Nonfiction Graphic Novels

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards help:

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

The EGL Awards Advisory Board and Juries

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 Awards Winners