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2016 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award Accepting Nominations

January 24, 2017
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Nominations for the Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award are now being accepted. The award, which celebrates its second year, aims to highlight diversity in graphic novels with the goal of helping libraries to promote education and reading. Whether the subject matter is race, disability, religion, or sexual orientation, both entries for established publishers…

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March Book 3 Wins Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

January 19, 2017
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This week marks another milestone in the March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell as March Book Three took home the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. Announced by the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, the award — also known simply as “The Walter” — is given to works that have…

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2016 Freedom of Expression Awards Shortlist

April 12, 2016
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Freedom of Expression Award 2016

The shortlist for Index on Censorship’s 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards has been announced. An international organization dedicated to free speech around the world, the award celebrates the individuals who have challenged censorship and stood up for freedom of expression. Out of 400 nominations, 20 artists, writers, and activists have been picked for the award…

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New Award Recognizes Diversity in Comics

December 30, 2015
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The Virginia Library Association is celebrating great comics and graphic novels of 2015 with the development of a new award that honors works that embrace and support diversity. As noted on the VLA’s website, the purpose of the award is “To promote graphic novels dealing with subjects or characters of diversity as quality literature that…

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Nominate a Defender of Free Speech for Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards!

October 14, 2015
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Freedom of Expression Award 2016

Index on Censorship, an international organization dedicated to protecting free speech around the world, has opened the floor to nominate artists, journalists, and other activists for the 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards. From the arts and journalism to campaigning and digital activism, the awards celebrate people who have tackled censorship and stood up for freedom…

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