Comics educator Joan Hilty (who also happens to be one of my editors for the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics) included Boxers & Saints on her syllabus for a class titled "Violence in the Pursuit of Justice" at John Jay CUNY! Thank you, Joan! You're the best! Here are some projects created by her students!
Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell continue to share about their experience teaching Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey! Check out Part 1 and Part 2. BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #3 by Darcy Caldwell, The Peck School Today a fellow teacher and I concluded our study of [...]
Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell continue to share about their experience teaching Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey! Check out their first blog post here. BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #2 by Robby Griffin, The Peck School For our third day on Boxers, the students have finished reading the [...]
Teachers Robby Griffin and Darcy Caldwell are using Boxers & Saints at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey! Thank you so much, Robby and Darcy! I asked them to write about their experience, and here's what they had to say: BLOG NOTES ON BOXERS & SAINTS LESSON #1 by Robby Griffin, The Peck School My [...]
They announced the 2014 Eisner Award nominations yesterday, and Boxers & Saints was nominated for Best Publication for Teens! Actually, three of the six books in my category are from First Second Books. As a former high school teacher, I'm really proud to be a part of a team that's serving that age group so well. [...]
I had a blast at the LA Times Book Fest last weekend. First, Boxers & Saints won the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature! I was listed alongside some of our very best YA authors: Elizabeth Knox (Mortal Fire), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), Joyce Sidman (What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms and Blessings), and Jonathan [...]
Boxers & Saints was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in the Young Adult Literature category! What an honor to be listed alongside Elizabeth Knox, Rainbow Rowell, Joyce Sidman, and Jonathan Stroud! Thank you, LA Times! Check out all the lists here.
Boxers & Saints made the National Book Award shortlist! What an incredible honor! I must've screamed for five minutes straight after I found out. I'm reading the rest of the list right now. You should do the same. Such amazing books!
Signed Boxers & Saints Print free with purchase from Books of Wonder, NYC Would you like signed editions of Boxers & Saints? The following stores have them! CALIFORNIA - CONCORD Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff 2980 Treat Blvd Concord, CA 94518 (925) 825-5410 They also have signed editions of my other books, [...]
I just finished a two-week book tour, so I haven't been able to properly blog about this until now. On September 16, the National Book Foundation announced their 2013 Longlist for Young People's Literature, and Boxers & Saints is on it! I was absolutely speechless when I found out. In 2006, the National Book Award nomination [...]