Children's Book Council & EBSCO Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 SEE-It Award

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have announced that submissions are now being accepted for the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award that honors the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by March 9, 2018.

The SEE-IT Award was created in partnership by EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. 

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Book Strategy and Product Management, Ken Breen, says, “last year we had a great response to the SEE-IT Award. We’ve seen the growth of youth graphic novels first-hand as a major provider of readers’ advisory services and book recommendations. The SEE-IT Award celebrates author and illustrator excellence in the genre, and allows us to provide recognition to graphic novels and share the positive impacts that graphic novels have on young readers.”

2017 See-IT Award Finalists

In 2017, the SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis, as the inaugural SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by ABRAMS, the graphic novel was selected "for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance and overall appeal."

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at prior to the March 9, 2018 deadline.

Members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection. Finalists for the 2018 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2018, and the winner will be announced in June 2018 at EBSCO’s School and Public Library Luncheon at ALA-Annual in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About EBSCO Information Services 
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

About The Children's Book Council
The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

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