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Boxers & Saints Wins the LA Times Book Prize

Gene Luen Yang's critically acclaimed, New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints has won the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. Boxers & Saints is the first ever graphic novel to win the LA Times Book Prize in a non-graphic novel category.  The graphic novel is a two book recounting [...]

By |2014-04-14T12:57:22-04:00April 14th, 2014|Awards, Books|2 Comments

Gene Luen Yang’s BOXERS & SAINTS Makes the National Book Awards Longlist

The National Book Awards have just announced their Longlist in the category of Young People’s Literature this morning, including Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel diptych about the Boxer Rebellion, Boxers & Saints. Boxers & Saints is the only graphic novel to make the list.  This follows Yang’s American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel ever [...]

By |2013-09-16T11:17:58-04:00September 16th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

First Second 2012 Eisner Nominees

Congratulations to all of our 2012 Eisner Nominees! Best Publication for Early Readers -- Nursery Rhyme ComicsBest Publication for Kids -- Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben HatkeBest Publication for Teens -- Anya's Ghost, by Vera BrosgolBest Publication for Teens -- Level Up, by Gene Luen Yang and Thien PhamBest Anthology -- Nursery Rhyme ComicsBest Graphic [...]

By |2012-04-05T11:19:14-04:00April 5th, 2012|Awards|0 Comments

Goth Girls and Vampires and Pandas, Oh My!

Life Sucks (for those of you just joining us here) was a book that we published in 2008: it's by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece, and it's a vampire story.  It's a vampire story about a vampire twenty-something who is eternally stuck working at a convenience store.  That's kind of awesome.Apparently, China thinks [...]

By |2010-05-21T11:01:49-04:00May 21st, 2010|Awards|0 Comments

Quote of the Day

"Gird your word-swords, writers." Today's quote of the day comes from Margaret Atwood.  It is technically the quote of yesterday, since this was part of Margaret's speech at the Whiting Awards last night.  Most excellent imagery, is it not?Congratulations to all the Whiting Award winners, especially Adam Johnson, who (as well as running the Stanford [...]

By |2009-10-29T13:52:05-04:00October 29th, 2009|Awards|0 Comments