Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle by the Graphic History Collective and Paul Buhle has been awarded the prestigious Wilson Book Prize, awarded by the Wilson Institute of Canadian History at McMaster University.
In Drawn to Change, Canadian labour history and working-class struggles are brought to life in this anthology of nine short comics, each one accompanied by an informative preface. Each comic showcases the inspiring efforts and determination of working people who banded together with others to fight to change the world.
The Graphic History Collective (GHC) declared “GHC members are excited that Drawn to Change has received the Wilson Book Prize. Individual awards are really collective achievements, and so we want to thank all of the contributors that helped make this collection possible. We would also like to thank Between the Lines Press for publishing progressive graphic histories.”
Between the Lines (BTL) was awarded $10,000 that will fund the creation of new creative and accessible Canadian history. This is the second time that Between the Lines is rewarded by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History. In 2012, the publisher won the Wilson Prize for Publishing in Canadian History, a prize that was awarded to the publisher whose entire publication in a calendar year excelled at promoting innovative writing in Canadian history.
Amanda Crocker, Managing Editor of Between the Lines said “I am thrilled that Drawn to Change, the collaboration between two collectives deeply committed to social justice—the Between the Lines collective and the Graphic History Collective—has been recognized with the Wilson Prize. The work of the GHC is a perfect fit for BTL and we are very proud to be their publisher.”
Drawn to Change is also the recipient of the Public History Prize, awarded by the Canadian Historical Association.
Since its foundation in 2008, the Wilson Institute has become a leading force of critical inquiry into the past, present and future of Canada. The Wilson Book Prize is named after L.R. (Red) Wilson, who has been a major supporter of Canadian History through Historica, which he co-founded, and the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, which he funded in co-operation with McMaster University.
Since 1977 Between the Lines books has published books that embrace critical perspectives on culture, economics, and society. Our work is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.We gratefully acknowledge assistance for our publishing activities from the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Book Publishers Tax Credit program and through the Ontario Book Initiative, and the Government of Canada.
Posted May 30th, 2017