The list of 2018 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award winners and honorees is officially here. As the name suggests, the Virginia Library Association recognizes comics that promote and embrace diverse perspectives through its characters or subject matter, in hopes to increase visibility and support libraries stocking these books.
To be eligible, applicants must feature “a diverse protagonist (casual or issue-based), a diverse supporting character that impacts the story, or a diverse subject,” be published in the award year in North America, have a stand-alone story and be submitted in either the Adult (18+) or (Youth 6-17) category.
Honor Books: Youth
The Strange by Jérôme Ruillier. Published by Drawn & Quarterly. Theme: Nationality