Posts Tagged ‘ Reading Without Walls ’

Help the CBLDF Defend Comics on Free Comic Book Day!

May 4, 2018
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Help the CBLDF Defend Comics on Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday, May 5th, people will gather at comic book shops around the world to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Don’t forget to pick up CBLDF’s Defend Comics, featuring a special Reading Without Walls cover by Gene Luen Yang! This year’s comic has stories the whole family can enjoy together, with tales by Jorge Aguirre and…

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Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

April 2, 2017
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Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

This month, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang officially ushers in the permanent annual version of his Reading Without Walls challenge. Recently Yang sat down with CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez to talk about the challenge and the importance of diverse voices in literature. BG: All right, this is Betsy Gomez, the Editorial Director…

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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

March 27, 2017
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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

This weekend, Gene Luen Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” initiative will officially launch in its new permanent incarnation. Originally conceived as Yang’s platform during his term as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the program encourages readers to choose books that touch on experiences different from their own. To illustrate the value…

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Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” to Become Annual Program

February 1, 2017
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Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” to Become Annual Program

When Gene Luen Yang was appointed last year as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he chose a platform of “Reading Without Walls,” which encourages readers to choose books that touch on experiences different from their own. Now entering the second and final year of his ambassadorship, Yang announced last week that “Reading Without Walls”…

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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 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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