The First Second blog has word out of this weekend’s American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle that Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese has received the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award, which recognizes excellence in young-adult literature.
It’s the first graphic novel to win the award.
Those are all the details I can find at the moment. The ALA conference is still going on, so apparently press releases haven’t been issued yet. Let’s call this “developing,” and I’ll update the post as I get more information.
Update (8:47 p.m.): The Associated Press story is making the rounds now.
Updated 2: The official ALA press release (thanks, Kat Kan)
(First Second link via Loren Javier.)