Gene Luen Yang Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!

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  American Born Chinese

His second National Book Award finalist: BOXERS & SAINTS   BOXERS and SAINTS

SHADOW HERO  THE SHADOW HERO

and GET WITH THE PROGRAM!, the first of the SECRET CODERS series:    SECRET CODERS cover (GET WITH THE PROGRAM!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 

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