Beyond chuffed to announce that our new graphic novel, ILLEGAL, has been nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. Thank you from all of Team Illegal. A huge honour to be alongside so many fantastic books.
A big THANK YOU from Eoin, Gio, and myself to everyone at Hodder who has supported the book so much, especially Anne, Rachel, and Emily.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people; and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for distinguished illustration.
Books have been put forward by a record number of nominators which, alongside CILIP members, includes several external bodies − BookTrust, CLPE, Commonword, IBBY, Inclusive Minds, National Literacy Trust and RNIB − invited to nominate as part of CILIP’s diversity and inclusion action plan for the Awards.
Each nominated book will now be read by every member of the judging panel − 14 children’s and youth librarians representing all regions of CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group − who volunteer their time as judges. From these nominations, the judging panel will decide the long and shortlists and finally, the 2019 Medal winners, based on the official Medals criteria.
The long and shortlists identify a range of outstanding books for children and young people, recognising excellent literature and illustration from new and established authors and illustrators.