Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell A sweet and spirited YA graphic novel on young love and what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need. Perfect for fans of [...]
John Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series follows the super spy alligator duo the InvestiGators as they travel through the sewers and fight the forces of evil. MANGO and BRASH are the INVESTIGATORS: sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T.* and scourge of supervillains everywhere! With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based [...]
This is the week that the graphic novel list returned to the New York Times Book Review and we are so excited to say that three First Second titles are present there. We are so excited for the creators of each of these amazing books. Read on to learn more about them! [...]
IT IS TIME. TIME FOR NYCC 2019. For every good con, there is a carefully plotted schedule, created by you with, with all of the most important signings and giveaways on it. So to make sure you won't miss a single amazing event, here is the Official First Second NYCC 2019 Schedule! Thursday, October 3 [...]
Dear First Second friends, It's with some bittersweet feelings that we're writing to you today, to let you know Gina Gagliano will be leaving First Second, for the next chapter in her career, with Penguin Random House. There are many factors we can all point to in the past years, which have contributed mightily to [...]
Want to know everything we're doing at SDCC this year? Check out our full schedule below and don't forget to visit booth #2800/2802! Are you interested in submitting work to us at the show? Please check out this post before you do. WEDNESDAY, 7/19 6:30 pm: Gigi D.G.'s Cucumber Quest Giveaway 7:00 pm: Ben Hatke's Mighty Jack and the [...]
It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh's home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet's mineral resources. Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen [...]
First Second celebrates storytelling this May! The first part of making books is making sure that the stories are good! We try to get that part right 100% of the time here at First Second.
We're delighted to be celebrating Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki this month! The authors of our amazing graphic novel This One Summer, Mariko and Jillian form an incredible team.
Yang Champions Diversity in All Forms and Reading for Non-Readers with his Platform, “Reading Without Walls” New York, NY, January 4, 2016—The Children’s Book Council (CBC), Every Child a Reader (ECAR), and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (CFB) have announced the appointment of Gene Luen Yang, Printz Award winner and [...]