RESOURCES

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FIRST SECOND RESOURCES

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On this page you’ll find a list of resources for booksellers, teachers, & librarians. Additionally, we’ve included a list of our latest awards & honors! If you need more information or would like to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to send us a message via the form on the contact page!

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FOR BOOKSELLERS

Are you a bookseller interested in starting or improving a graphic novel section? This Edelweiss catalog is kept up to date with all of our core graphic novels. If you’re trying to stock a specific section and need additional help, contact us at mail@firstsecondbooks.com.

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We give you permission to use the graphics on this site, but please print the following line with them: ‘art © (the creator), used with permission of First Second Books’. If you do use our art, we’d love to see what you do with it!

FOR TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS

We have activity kits and classroom guides for many of our titles. You can find them by searching the Macmillan Kids School & Library Website, or by searching the individual book pages.

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Wondering which graphic novels are right for your readers? Use these tools to help decide:

MIDDLE GRADE TEACHER’S GUIDE

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YOUNG ADULT TEACHER’S GUIDE

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YOUNG ADULT FLOW CHART

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FOR BOOKSELLERS

Are you a bookseller interested in starting or improving a graphic novel section? This Edelweiss catalog is kept up to date with all of our core graphic novels. If you’re trying to stock a specific section and need additional help, contact us at mail@firstsecondbooks.com.

VIEW EDELWEISS CATALOG
CONTACT US

We give you permission to use the graphics on this site, but please print the following line with them: ‘art © (the creator), used with permission of First Second Books’. If you do use our art, we’d love to see what you do with it!

FOR TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS

We have activity kits and classroom guides for many of our titles. You can find them by searching the Macmillan Kids School & Library Website, or by searching the individual book pages.

SEARCH MACMILLAN KIDS & SCHOOL LIBRARY
SEARCH OUR LIBRARY

Wondering which graphic novels are right for your readers? Use these tools to help decide:

MIDDLE GRADE TEACHER’S GUIDE

DOWNLOAD PDF

YOUNG ADULT TEACHER’S GUIDE

DOWNLOAD PDF

YOUNG ADULT FLOW CHART

DOWNLOAD PDF

AWARDS & HONORS

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story

  • 2019 Harvey Award Nominee for Book of the Year

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story

  • 2019 Harvey Award Nominee for Book of the Year

Check Please!

by Ngozi Ukazu

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic

  • 2019 YALSA William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist

  • 2018 NPR Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 Boston Globe Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 Bookish Best Books of the Year

Check Please!

by Ngozi Ukazu

  • 2019 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic

  • 2019 YALSA William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist

  • 2018 NPR Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 Boston Globe Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 Bookish Best Books of the Year

The Prince and the Dressmaker

by Jen Wang

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist

  • 2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Teen Book of the Year

  • 2018 Publishers Weekly Best YA Books of the Year

  • 2018 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 NPR Best Book of the Year

  • 2018 Washington Post Best Graphic Novel of the Year

  • 2018 Harvey Award for Best Children’s Book

  • 2018 Harvey Award for Best Young Adult Book

  • 2018 Boston Globe Best Books of the Year

The Prince and the Dressmaker

by Jen Wang

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist

  • 2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Teen Book of the Year

  • 2018 Publishers Weekly Best YA Books of the Year

  • 2018 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year

  • 2018 NPR Best Book of the Year

  • 2018 Washington Post Best Graphic Novel of the Year

  • 2018 Harvey Award for Best Children’s Book

  • 2018 Harvey Award for Best Young Adult Book

  • 2018 Boston Globe Best Books of the Year

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

by Pénélope Bagieu and translated by Montana Kane

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • 2018 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Books

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

by Pénélope Bagieu and translated by Montana Kane

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • 2018 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Books

Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

by Box Brown

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work

Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

by Box Brown

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work

The Divided Earth

by Faith Erin Hicks

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)

The Divided Earth

by Faith Erin Hicks

  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)

Spinning

by Tillie Walden

  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work

  • 2018 YALSA Best Graphic Novels for Teens

  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award Nominee

  • 2018 CCBC Choices: Biography and Autobiography

  • 2017 New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens

  • 2017 Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best

  • 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice

  • 2017 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

  • 2017 Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Books

Spinning

by Tillie Walden

  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work

  • 2018 YALSA Best Graphic Novels for Teens

  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award Nominee

  • 2018 CCBC Choices: Biography and Autobiography

  • 2017 New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens

  • 2017 Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best

  • 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice

  • 2017 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

  • 2017 Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Books

Demon

by Jason Shiga

  • 2017 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: Reprint

  • 2017 LA Times Book Prize, Graphic Novel/Comics – Finalist

Demon

by Jason Shiga

  • 2017 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: Reprint

  • 2017 LA Times Book Prize, Graphic Novel/Comics – Finalist

Little Robot

by Ben Hatke

  • 2016 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

  • 2016 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature

  • 2016 Texas Little Mavericks Title

  • 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Little Robot

by Ben Hatke

  • 2016 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

  • 2016 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature

  • 2016 Texas Little Mavericks Title

  • 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

  • 2015 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New

  • 2015 Caldecott Award – Honor

  • 2015 Michael L. Printz Award – Honor

  • 2015 Harvey Award Nominee, Best Graphic Album Original

  • 2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

  • 2015 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

  • 2015 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Older Readers

  • 2015 Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth

  • 2015 CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)

  • 2015 Capitol Choices List

  • 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize – Finalist, Graphic Novels/Comics

  • 2014 Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Fiction

  • 2014 Time Magazine Top 10 YA Books

  • 2014 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Young Adult

  • 2014 Booklist Editors’ Choice – Fiction, Older Readers

  • 2014 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Young Adult

  • 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Books