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See the 5 books that took home a 2019 Harvey Award at New York Comic Con

Comic writers, artists, colors, letterers, designers, and editors all voted to select the best books in five award categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children's/YA Book, Best Manga, and Best European Book.

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Best Manga: My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (VIZ Media)

From the publisher: “Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…”

From the critics: “My Hero Academia is very much a shonen manga, with the usual themes of friendship and teamwork standing out, but they don’t feel forced or contrived. Horikoshi takes the one major trope that can drag down the story, the battles, and makes it work in its favor. The fights aren’t just [a] couple of characters punching each other for the sake of fighting. They can have a deeper purpose.” —School Library Journal‘s “Good Comics For Kids.”

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