[OYAN] Graphic Rave 2018!

Traci GLASS tracig at multcolib.org
Thu May 31 09:33:31 PDT 2018

*Hello OYANers!Guess what?  It's time for the 2018 Graphic Rave
nominations!  For those of you who are new to OYAN or have just forgotten -
the Graphic Rave is OYAN's annual list of the best graphic novels, comics,
and manga for teens.  The process will be almost, if not totally, identical
to the process we all go through to come up with our Book Rave list.Only
books published from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 can be included on the
2018 Graphic Rave.  Whenever possible, the list shall consist of the
following: - A wide variety of genres is desirable.  It may include
fantasy, suspense, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, romance,
sports, adventure, animal stories, growing up, contemporary realism, poetry
and non-fiction.  The following will be mandatory each year:- At least one
non-fiction title- At least three titles published by a non-major
publisher.- At least three titles published by publisher located in the
Pacific Northwest.- At least three trade collections of comics originally
released as separate issues.- At least three titles created in the manga
style.- At least three titles should be published by a major publisher.- A
variety of books for younger and older teens must be included.- A balance
between male and female protagonists is desirable.- Only one book per
author, per genre will be included.- Only one title in a series will be
considered per year (it does not need to be the first volume).- The list
should reflect multicultural diversity.When nominating a book, please
include the author, title, genre, month and year of publication and
publisher.   Send all nominations to tracig at multcolib.org
<tracig at multcolib.org>. The last day to nominate a title is August 1st.Here
are some official dates to remember:August 1: Nominations close.August 5:
Preliminary voting opens.September 5: Preliminary voting closes.Again,
please send all nominations to tracig at multcolib.org
<tracig at multcolib.org>.  Also, feel free to let me know if you have any

*Traci Glass*
*Library Administrator*
Multnomah County Library
Central Library, Information Services
My schedule: Sunday-Thursday
503.988.3644 <(503)%20988-3644>
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