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.

2018 SEE-IT Award Winner
The Witch Boy

Author & Illustrator: Molly Knox Ostertag
Publisher: Scholastic

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2018 SEE-IT Finalists


Author & Illustrator: Lorena Alvarez

Publisher: Nobrow


Author & Illustrator: Nidhi Chanani

Publisher: First Second


Author & Illustrator: Tillie Walden

Publisher: First Second

The Wendy Project

Author: Melissa Jane Osborne

Illustrator: Veronica Fish

Publisher: Super Genius

The Witch Boy

Author & Illustrator: Molly Knox Ostertag

Publisher: Scholastic/Graphix

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

The Jurors

Gail de Vos

University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies

Author of 9 books on storytelling, comics, folklore and popular culture, de Vos is a professional storyteller and educator with a course on comics.

Leigh Anne Focareta

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Focareta works at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and advises the Core Collection Fiction, Nonfiction, and Graphic Novels collections.

Francisca Goldsmith

Library and Media Consultant

Goldsmith advises international children’s publishers, teaches, and writes articles and books such as the Reader’s Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels.

Thomas Maluck

Richland Library

Maluck served on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee and reviews for No Flying, No Tights

John Meier

Pennsylvania State University

An expert in science titles and STEM graphic novels, Meier helped the Pennsylvania Center for the Book launch the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize.

Michael Pawuk

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Author of Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, Pawuk helped to create YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens annual list.

Carla Riemer

Claremont Middle School

Past president of Assn. of Children's Librarians of Northern CA, has presented at SDCC on kid's comics, is active in YALSA and reviews for SLJ.

Rebecca B. Vargha

School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill

Past-president of SLA and active in IFLA, Vargha is an award-winning faculty member with expertise in Knowledge Management & Collection Development.

Linda Ward-Callaghan

Joliet Public Library

Ward-Callaghan won the Davis Cup for service to young people in 2013 and has served on award committees including the Newbery, Caldecott and Geisel.