AMERICAN BORN CHINESE made it to YALSA’s TOP TEN Best Books of the Year for Young Adults!

American Born Chinese, Kampung Boy, and Deogratias all made the larger ALA list of Best Books.


  • David Serchay | January 25th, 2007 3:59 pm

    Some First Second titles also made it on to the “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list
    And Mark, congratulations on “To Dance” being a Sibert medal honor book

  • C Hill | January 29th, 2007 2:11 pm

    What wonderful news and a terrific reward for a great comics! Congrats to Gene and all of you at First Second!!

  • George O'Connor | January 30th, 2007 11:10 am

    Hey David, thanks for the heads-up about the “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list, glad to see my Mohawk Country made the list.

  • Gregory Lum | January 30th, 2007 4:19 pm

    Congrats to Mark, Lauren, and Gene! In Seattle, I was delighted to hear the winner of the Printz Medal. . . American Born Chinese! I thought that the Printz Medal would go to The Book Thief or the Astonishing Tales of Octavian Nothing. However, when those two books were announced as Printz Honor books, I knew the American Born Chinese would win!
    As a member of the 2007 BBYA selection committee, I nominated American Born Chinese for this list as well. I am glad it made the BBYA list as well as the BBYA top ten list.

  • mark siegel | January 30th, 2007 8:31 pm

    Hey there all of you! We’re so lucky to have some real friends of First Second all over the place.

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