We are so excited in the LRC because the Excelsior Awards are here.
The Excelsior Award BLUE is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga where people aged 11-14 decide the winner by rating each book as they read it! It was previously known as the Stan Lee Excelsior Award, named after Stan Lee who is widely credited to be the Godfather of Modern Comics. Although the awards no longer use his name this literacy scheme is dedicated to his spirit and his creativity.
The shortlist of five graphic novels are available for loan through the library. A simple rating form is handed out with each loan and this is returned with the book to the library. From these forms we are able to work out who has read the most titles, what the schools favourite titles are, then we send them off to the nationwide award and follow the results. The final deadline for the return of ALL Rating Forms will be Early April.
The awards attract participation from over two hundred and fifty schools and public libraries from all over the UK and Ireland! The scheme highlights amazing books that are really enjoyed and fully deserve to be available in libraries!
Any students interested in becoming part of the followers group, sign up in the LRC with a member of staff.
Mrs Edwards (LRC Assistant)