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Gene Yang: Building Bridges with Comics

January 3, 2017
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Gene Yang, acclaimed graphic novelist, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and MacArthur Fellowship award winner, sat down with PBS Newshour at Stonewall Middle School in Manassas, Virginia, to discuss how comics can help young readers embrace diversity and what coding and writing have in common. From critically acclaimed works like American Born Chinese and…

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Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in Classrooms

December 13, 2016
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In a recent TEDx talk, acclaimed comics creator and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang explained why comics belong in the classrooms. From continual attempts to ban comics and graphic novels from classrooms to contending with decades-old negative stereotypes that comics don’t serve any educational purpose, incorporating comics and graphic novels in school curriculum…

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Gene Yang on “Reading Without Walls”

August 11, 2016
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Since being selected as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, comics creator Gene Luen Yang has hit the ground running, encouraging young readers to break out of their literary comfort zone to explore “Reading Without Walls.” In a recent interview with Education Week, Yang talks about the benefits and value to diversifying reading lists and…

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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang Names Recommended Reading List

January 7, 2016
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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang Names Recommended Reading List

Every two years since 2008, the Library of Congress has chosen a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This year we have particular reason to celebrate the announcement because for the first time ever the honor and responsibility has been bestowed on a graphic novelist: Gene Luen Yang!

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