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March v. 3 sweeps the ALA Youth Media Awards

March Book Three Crop

In the last few weeks, John Lewis has garnered much media attention for his boycott of the 2017 Presidential inauguration. But today, Lewis is in the news for the multiple awards for the third volume in the March trilogy.

March 3This morning, in Atlanta, Georgia the 2017 ALA Youth Media awards were announced the ALA YMA and March V. 97814521234313 by John Lewis, Andrew Aiden and illustrated by Nate Powell picked up the following awards:

Michael L. Printz Award
Robert F. Sibert Information Book Medal
Yalsa Excellence in Nonfiction Award
Coretta Scott King Book Award

In addition, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth was awarded the Belpre 2017 Illustrator Award and Leave Me Alone! a picture book by graphic novelist Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

For a full list of winners, check out

Esther Keller About Esther Keller

Esther Keller is the librarian at JHS 278, Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. There she started the library's first graphic novel collection and strongly advocated for using comics in the classroom. She also curates the Graphic Novel collection for the NYC DOE Citywide Digital Library. She started her career at the Brooklyn Public Library and later jumped ship to the school system so she could have summer vacation and a job that would align with a growing family's schedule. On the side, she is a mother of 4 and regularly reviews for SLJ and School Library Connection (formerly LMC). In her past life, she served on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee where she solidified her love and dedication to comics.

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