The graphic novel of Jason Reynolds’ ‘Long Way Down’ with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff, is honored by the Carnegie Greenaway Awards.
The United Kingdom’s book award duo, Carnegie and Greenaway, have 16 shortlisted titles between them.
There are a total 33 titles longlisted in the two Carnegie Greenaway awards, one for children’s books, the other for illustration.
With 162 nominations, the library-based CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway programs are operating on diversity guidance from a survey of past selections.
Both the winning illustrator and author are given more than $600 in books to donate to their local libraries, as well as more than $6,300 in cash.
The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”