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MARCH is an LA Times Book Prize Finalist!

February 22, 2017 / More →

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The prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced today their list of finalists, and March: Book Three (by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell) is one of five books listed as a finalist for Young Adult Literature.

This is the first LA Times nomination for the acclaimed March trilogy, which has already won the National Book Award as well as a record-breaking four major awards from the American Library Association. Nate Powell was previously an LA Times finalist in 2009 for his book Swallow Me Whole, also in Young Adult Literature. At the time, no graphic novel had been nominated for the prize in any category since Art Spiegelman's Maus.

This year's LA Times Book Prizes will be awarded at the University of Southern California on April 21, 2017, inaugurating the LA Times Festival of Books. Tickets to the ceremony will be on sale starting March 16. For more information, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/book-prizes/.

Fall in Love with Top Shelf's Spring Books:
HOME TIME and NATE POWELL'S OMNIBOX!

February 14, 2017 / More →

It's February — which means our pre-order calendar is rolling on into the spring! And appropriately enough for Valentine's Day, we know you're going to love these comics. Click through for previews and talk to your favorite retailer about...


Campbell Whyte explodes onto the scene with HOME TIME!

It's the last summer before high school, and these six friends are ready for a vacation of sleepovers, video games, and romance. But after tumbling into a river, they emerge in a wild world stranger than any RPG! Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte makes his jaw-dropping debut with a kaleidoscopic saga  — each chapter drawn in a different visual style — and a love letter to the fantasy worlds of the 80s and 90s, all bound together with whimsy and heart.

Home Time: Under the River by Campbell Whyte
A 228-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 9" x 9"
ISBN 978-1-60309-412-2 - Diamond: FEB170448
$24.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017
You absolutely must see these interior pages — click here for a 7-page preview!


A stunning decade of Nate Powell's award-winning talent!

Celebrate the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award.

Nate Powell has been called “a writer-artist of genius” and “the most prodigiously talented graphic novelist” of his generation. This box contains the reasons why.

Swallow Me Whole won the Eisner Award for its portrayal of teen mental illness, Any Empire explores the trickle-down effects of war on young minds, and You Don’t Say collects Powell’s short comics from 2004 up to the debut of the landmark March trilogy.

Together, these three volumes represent the first decade of mature work from one of the new giants of cartooning: a creator renowned for his sensitivity, intimacy, and visual courage.

Nate Powell's Omnibox by Nate Powell
A slipcase set of Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, & You Don't Say (696 total pages!)
ISBN 978-1-60309-409-2 - Diamond: FEB170449
$49.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017

Click here for details and a 10-page preview!

MARCH Sweeps American Library Association Awards with Record-Breaking FOUR Wins

January 23, 2017 / More →

ATLANTA — The bestselling March graphic novel trilogy broke new records today by winning four major awards in the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards, more than any book in the awards' history. March: Book Three, the concluding volume by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, was announced as the winner of:

  • the Coretta Scott King Book Award (for outstanding African-American books for youth),
  • the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature),
  • the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (for most distinguished informational book for children),
  • and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

These honors for March: Book Three follow closely on the heels of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category, making it the first book to win both the Printz and the National Book Award.

"I'm delighted and honored that America's librarians are supporting March with these awards," said Congressman Lewis. "I love books and I love librarians. When I was growing up I tried to read every single thing I could. I hope these awards will help inspire all of our young people — and some of us not so young — to read, to learn, and to act. March is a guidebook reminding us that we all must speak up and stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just."

The March trilogy, which depicts Lewis’s firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Congressman Lewis accepted the YALSA Nonfiction Award on behalf of the three creators today at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. The King, Printz, and Sibert Awards will be handed out in ceremonies at the ALA Annual Conference in June.

MARCH wins the Walter Award from We Need Diverse Books

January 20, 2017 / More →

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The groundbreaking March trilogy reached another milestone this week, as the organization We Need Diverse Books declared it the winner of their second annual Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category.

March: Book Three was declared the winner of "The Walter," which is named in memory of children’s and young adult author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014) and celebrates diversity in teen literature. Three honor books were also named: Watched by Marina Budhos, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. A ceremony honoring the winners will take place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2017.

WNDB will donate a minimum of 2,000 copies of the 2017 Walter Award winner, March: Book Three, across the United States to schools with limited budgets. For more information, visit www.weneeddiversebooks.org.

Jealousy is an art — in James Albon's HER BARK & HER BITE!

January 11, 2017 / More →

This month's Diamond Previews catalog features an unfamiliar name: James Albon. He's a titanically talented young British artist living in France, and we can't wait to bring you his haunting beautiful debut graphic novel.

Her Bark and Her Bite follows an ambitious painter named Rebecca as she meets a man who seems to be the life of every party. He makes her feel like a million bucks — until she starts to suspect he's emotionally bankrupt.

Check out a preview of James Albon's stunning colored-pencil page layouts, and pre-order now for release in April 2017!

 

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