CBLDF Kicks off New Webinar Series with Gene Luen Yang Leading Teaching Tolerance & Understanding

Gene Luen Yang

On May 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm PDT, educators and librarians are invited to join Gene Luen Yang, the National Book Award-nominated author of American Born Chinese, in a discussion of how comics help teach tolerance and understanding.   

How can comics help students attain a broader view of the world and spark a lifelong love of reading? How can teachers and librarians respond to challenges to comics and overcome barriers to using them? Yang will draw from his career as a celebrated author, ambassador, and teacher to answer these questions and more during this webinar!

Participants in this webinar will engage on these topics and examine Yang’s landmark work, American Born Chinese, taking away new lesson plans and classroom resources about identity, diversity, and intellectual freedom.

Register today for your space at this free webinar!

Gene Luen Yang is the National Book Award-nominated creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints. Yang has also written comics based on Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon, the computer-coding mystery series Secret Coders, and several titles for DC Comics, including SupermanNew Super-Man, and The Terrifics. Yang teaches creative writing for Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, founded the Reading Without Walls program, and was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress in 2016. Yang has been a member of CBLDF’s Board of Directors since 2018.

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