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Excelsior Award Red (Aged 14+)

The Excelsior Award is the only fully independent, nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga - where kids aged 11-18 decide the winner by rating each book as they read it! In 2021, twelve graphic novels/manga were selected for the four age-appropriate shortlists and it now attracts over two hundred schools from all over the UK and Ireland! The overall goal of this scheme is to encourage reading amongst teenagers. However, its secondary target is to raise the profile of graphic novels and manga amongst school librarians and teachers. This storytelling medium has been a largely underused resource within education for many years. The Excelsior Award attempts to highlight some of the amazing books that are out there - books that fully deserve to be in our school libraries alongside regular fiction!

WINNER 2022

Mama AkumaVol. 1

Kuzushiro ISBN: 9781975320348
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Seere is a subordinate demon to Amaimon, the eastern King of Hell.

Seriousin his work, he prides himself on his ability to make any wish come true.

But when he's summoned from a grimoire, what awaits him is a little girl with butone wish: "Please be my mama!!" Seere's long road to motherhood startshere!

- Browns Books Synopsis

SHORTLIST 2022

Spurrier, Simon ISBN: 9781302930219
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Kuzushiro ISBN: 9781975320348
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Gillen, Kieron ISBN: 9781302925475
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The books on the Excelsior Award Red shortlst have been designated as suitable for children aged 14+ (or Key Stage 4 in schools)