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Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang is currently serving as the Library of Congress' fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Michael L.... show more



Gene Luen Yang is currently serving as the Library of Congress' fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award. His 2013 two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was nominated for the National Book Award and won the LA Times Book Prize. Gene currently writes Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender series and DC Comics' Superman. Secret Coders, his middle-grade graphic novel series with cartoonist Mike Holmes, teaches kids the basics of computer programming.

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Birth date: August 09, 1973
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Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress rated it 8 months ago
Eraser Tattoo: 3.75Meet Cute: 3Don't pass me by: 4
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 1 year ago
A quick read for older MG and YA readers. I picked this up from the library for the Donghzi Festival square. The MC, Jin Wang, just wants to fit in. That was easy to do when living in San Francisco and Asian-American, not so easily done when your parents move you to a white suburban area during th...
Emerjas
Emerjas rated it 2 years ago
This book had a weak start, but a stronger finish. It started off with Kong Kenan bullying a classmate. When that classmate was attacked by a supervillain, he threw a can at him and managed to save his classmate. This was caught on camera and Kenan pretended to be a hero to impress the cute reporter...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
This is book two in the Secret Coders series. Hopper, Eni, and Josh meet Professor Bee, founder of the Bee School, which has been mostly demolished and replaced by Stately Academy (the school all three friends attend). Professor Bee teaches them to code (program a robot turtle to follow specific ...
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it 2 years ago
I love Gene Luen Yang's work. It always hooks me right away, keeps me wondering, and sticks with me long after finishing. Saints is no different. I felt so bad for Four-Girl! And I was really hoping for a different end, even though I knew better. I honestly wasn't expecting the prologue at all thoug...
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