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Gene Luen Yang

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature & Chinese-American Graphic Novelist

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature & Chinese-American Graphic Novelist

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Gene Luen Yang Biography

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. He was named a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress in 2016, and advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely.

His graphic novel American Born Chinese, a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner, has been adapted into an original series on Disney+. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the LA Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His nonfiction graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, received an Eisner award and a Printz honor.

His other comics work includes Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), and Superman Smashes the Klan and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/09/2024.

Gene Luen Yang Videos

  • Gene Luen Yang – Chubb Fellowship Lecture - November 2018
    Gene Luen Yang - 2018 Chubb Fellow, delivers the fall Chubb Fellowship lecture “Power of Comics for Inclusivity and Equality”
  • Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
    Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own...
  • Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang | 2016 MacArthur Fellow
    Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work for young adults demonstrates the potential of comics to broaden our understanding of...

Gene Luen Yang Books

  • Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters
    Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters
  • Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules
    Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules
  • Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences
    Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences
  • Level Up
    Level Up
  • Secret Coders: Paths & Portals
    Secret Coders: Paths & Portals
  • Secret Coders
    Secret Coders

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