ILLEGAL – Gold Award Winner & American Awards Round Up

The Easter weekend is nearly, upon us.  May yours be filled with chocolate and bunnies.

The whole of #TeamIllegal is delighted to say that the audio book of our new graphic novel, ILLEGAL, has just been announced as a Gold Medal Winner 2019 by the Parents’ Choice Foundation.  This is for the audio book version of ILLEGAL from the lovely people at Dreamscape Media.


It’s read by an ensemble cast and runs 1 hour 11 minutes.  Sadly, only available in the States at the moment.

Thanks to all the gang at Sourcebooks especially Steve and Stefini.



In other award news, our ILLEGAL is a 2019-2020 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee in the state of Maryland USA.  We’re in the “Graphic Novel: Grades 6-9” category.  The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award for the state of Maryland. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, comtempory literature. (It says here.)


American Awards and honors for Illegal:

We are all so grateful for each one of these.  They all help spread the message of ILLEGAL and get the book into the hands of more readers.  Thank you from all of us on #TeamIllegal.

2018 Best Books for Kids and Teens (New York Public Library)
2018 Bst Fiction for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)
2018 Original Art finalist (The Society of Illustrators)
2019 Notable Children’s Books for Older Readers (ALA/ALSC)
2018 Junior Library Guild Selection
2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list (ALA/YALSA)
2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (CBC and NCSS)
2018 Cybils finalist (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards)
2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Pick (ALA/YALSA)
2019 In the Margins Fiction Recommendation List (Top Ten Pick)
2019 Nutmeg Award Nominee (Connecticut state list)





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  1. Jamiefinch says:

    Fantastic and well deserved

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