Awards Season is almost upon us, and I’m pleased to note that my graphic novel, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists, illustrated by the amazing A. D’Amico, is eligible to be considered for the Best Graphic Story Hugo Award, and (because it’s categorized as a YA graphic novel) is eligible for the Andre Norton award at the Nebulas!
Works that can be considered for Best Graphic Story Hugo Award meet this criteria: “A science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form, such as a comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic.” For the Nebulas, nominations for the Andre Norton Award read as follows: “Middle Grade or Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy: Middle grade or young adult science fiction or fantasy (or related genre) books, including graphic novels.”
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists explores the struggle for women’s rights as an AI takes a group of students through history, introducing them to key figures and events that have advanced women’s rights from antiquity to the modern era, following notable women throughout history—from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies—and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, and reproductive justice.
I’m so proud of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Amazons, especially as my first book. Thank you for your consideration!