Book News: Harvey Award Winners 2020

This month the comic and graphic novel industry announced the winners of its annual Harvey Awards, honoring achievement in multiple graphic categories. Gene Luen Yang was arguably the grand winner of the evening, taking home the “Book of the Year” award and the “Best Children or Young Adult Book” award, for the two different YA graphic novels that he published this year. Listed below you’ll find highlights of some of the winners, as well as the full roster of nominees in the “Best Children or Young Adult Book” category. Click on a title to find a copy in Minerva.

2020 Winners

Book of the Year:
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Digital Book of the Year:
The Nib edited by Matt Bors (political satire and nonfiction in comic form)

Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel:
Watchmen produced by HBO (based on DC Comics’ Watchmen by Alan Moore)

Best Manga:
Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shiraham

Best Children or Young Adult Book:
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru

Best Children or Young Adult Book Nominees:
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Stargazing by Jen Wang

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