Winner announced at ALA in June 2017.
Author: Jim Ottaviani
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Author & Artist: Rob Cham
Author: John Lewis
Author: Andrew Aydin
Illustrator: Nate Powell
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Author & Artist: Tony Sandoval
Author & Artist: Matt Phelan
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.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Focareta works at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and advises the Core Collection Fiction, Nonfiction, and Graphic Novels collections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.