We’re on the same page. Are you?

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the 70th year that the Frankfurt Book Fair is taking place.

ARTE, ZDF and DER SPIEGEL, the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association have joined forces to form an alliance and, with the support of the United Nations and Amnesty International, have launched the campaign “On The Same Page”. With this campaign, the alliance invites the international book and media industries to show their support for human rights.

I'm on the same page

We support the Declaration and the Book Fair’s initiative “I’m on the Same Page” to promote human rights and hope you will join us in spreading the word about the campaign and promoting books about this important issue.



New from First Second: LAST PICK by Jason Walz


An alien abduction has left behind only those younger than sixteen, older than sixty-five, or too “disabled” to work. In other words, people who weren’t a threat—until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels, break free from their captors, and inspire others to do the same. It’s time for “the last picked” to step into the game.

Vivid world-building and a fast-paced adventure mix in a beautiful story of sibling devotion. With humor and action, Last Pick shares an empowering message about the dangers of labeling and writing people off.

(First of three books with book 2 in Fall 2019.)


★”A masterful sci-fi tale with relatable characters, skillful worldbuilding, and cinematically designed illustrations that convey his message.”Kirkus Review, starred review

★”Strong character development, atmospheric art, villainous aliens, snappy banter, cheerworthy protagonists, and well-executed suspense should give this lots of broad appeal.” Booklist, starred review


Jason Walz’s debut graphic novel Homesick, was nominated for an Eisner in 2014.

The full PDF is available now.



KID GLOVES Is Coming Soon!

Lucy Knisley, author of RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN,  has captured a toddler tantrum perfectly!

Lucy Knisley - Toddler tantrum

“I took my kid to get a haircut last weekend. I think, in time, I’ll recover.”

She knows what she’s talking about. Her new moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative book about pregnancy and motherhood, KID GLOVES: NINE MONTHS OF CAREFUL CHAOS, is coming from First Second in February 2019.


Italian rights have already gone to Rizzoli.