‘March: Book Three’ Named First Graphic Novel to Win NBA

Co-authors Andrew Aydin and Congressman John Lewis, and51twsyeekml-_sx339_bo1204203200_ illustrator Nate Powell were honored last week with the announcement that their book, March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions / IDW Publishing) had won a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

March: Book Three is the third and final volume in a graphic novel trilogy about the civil rights movement, and also the first graphic novel to ever win a National Book Award.

Finalists in Young People’s Literature included:

  • Kate DiCamillo for Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press)
  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Jason Reynolds, Ghost (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star (Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House)

Judges for the NBA in Young People’s Literature were William Alexander, Valerie Lewis, Ellen Oh, Katherine Paterson and Laura Ruby.

For a complete list of NBA finalists and winners, in all categories, please click here.


Roback, Diane. (2016, Nov. 17). ‘March:Book Three’Wins 2016 NBA for Young People’s Literature. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/72064-march-book-three-wins-2016-nba-for-young-people-s-literature.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=ca03a712fd-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-ca03a712fd-305871045.

 

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