An international comic/graphic novel creator, Liniers (who now lives in Vermont) was among the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. His Good Night, Planet published by TOON received the "Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)."
Of special importance, our very own USBBY Board member Tucker Stone is sharing the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" award along with co-editors Dan Nadel and Timothy Hodler, for The Comics Journal. Huzzah, Tucker!
Check out the list of winners at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/2018-eisner-awards-complete-winners-list-1128983
Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson on receiving the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award! The jury wrote the following in their citation:
“Jacqueline Woodson introduces us to resilient young people fighting to find a place where their lives can take root. In language as light as air, she tells stories of resounding richness and depth. Jacqueline Woodson captures a unique poetic note in a daily reality divided between sorrow and hope.”
Read the full press release here.
Sunjidmaa Jamba (Mongolia), chair of the Jury for the 2018 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award today announced the winner of the 2018 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award. IBBY is very grateful to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper company in Japan for their continuing sponsorship of this prestigious award.
The 2018 winning project is Les Doigts Qui Rêvent (Reading fingers).
Read more about the winner and see all the nominated projects here.
Patricia Aldana, Chair of the Jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Award of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) today announced the winners of the 2018 IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered to be the "Nobel Prize" of children's literature. IBBY is very grateful to Nami Island Inc. in the Republic of Korea for their sponsorship of this prestigious award.
The 2018 winners are:
Eiko Kadono of Japan for Writing and Igor Oleynikov of Russia for Illustration
Read more here!
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