‘This One Summer’ Becomes the First Graphic Novel to Win a Caldecott Honor
The book also received a Printz Honor this year, and is the second graphic novel to do so since Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese won the award in 2006.
This One Summer, a tale of two teen girls that’s set in a fictional Ontario town, also has received the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel, at last fall’s Small Press Expo in suburban Washington’s. The Printz Award, which recognizes excellence in young adult literature, is sponsored by the American Library Association publication Booklist. The Caldecott Medal honors distinguished American picture books for children. (The Washington Post)