Congratulations, Gene! You’ll be a fantastic Ambassador!
(It’s the first time a graphic novelist has been selected, making this even bigger news.)
Gene’s books include:
The first graphic novel to be a National Book Award finalist:
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
His second National Book Award finalist: BOXERS & SAINTS
THE SHADOW HERO
and GET WITH THE PROGRAM!, the first of the SECRET CODERS series:
Gene’s books have been translated into Chinese,Croatian, Czech, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
For the full article about Gene Luen Yang’s appointment as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, go to: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/01/04/just-in-gene-luen-yang-named-national-ambassador-for-young-peoples-literature/