Stories Engagingly Expressed - Illustratively Told

Given each year in collaboration between EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee to celebrate the youth graphic novel with the highest literary quality.

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Award Submissions are Now Open

Help celebrate youth graphic novels by submitting your nomination for the 2019 SEE-IT Award. Publishers are encouraged to submit. Submissions will close on February 15, 2019. 

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2018 SEE-IT Award Winner: The Witch Boy

Author & Illustrator: Molly Knox Ostertag
Publisher: Scholastic

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted, and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help — as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family, and to be truly himself.

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2017 SEE-IT Award Winner: The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

Author: Jim Ottaviani
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Publisher: Abrams Comic Arts

English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912–1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing’s life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing’s achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today.

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2018 SEE-IT Finalists

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Author & Illustrator: Lorena Alvarez
Publisher: Nobrow

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Author & Illustrator: Nidhi Chanani
Publisher: First Second

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Author & Illustrator: Tillie Walden
Publisher: First Second

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The Wendy Project

Author: Melissa Jane Osborne
Illustrator: Veronica Fish
Publisher: Super Genius

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The Witch Boy

Author & Illustrator: Molly Knox Ostertag
Publisher: Scholastic/Graphix

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New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made in China

Author: Gene Luen Yang
Illustrator: penciled by Viktor Bogdanovic, inked by Richard Friend
Colorist: Hi-Fi, lettered by Dave Sharpe
Publisher: DC Comics