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    Gene Luen Yang

    Gene Yang
    began publishing comic books under the name Humble Comics in 1996. In 1997, he was awarded a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. Since then, he’s written and drawn a number of stories in comics. His book, American Born Chinese, became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album—New. The Eternal Smile, a collection of short stories illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim, also won an Eisner Award and was selected as a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults.

    His graphic novel, Boxers & Saints, was a 2013 National Book Award finalist, the 2013 winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in YA literature, and was named to the School Library Journal's "Best Book of the Year 2013." Yang recently joined the group of writers working on Superman for DC Comics. In January 2016, Gene Luen Yang was named the Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, by the Library of Congress. In addition to cartooning, Gene teaches computer science at a Catholic high school in California.

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  • Accomplishments


    Secret Coders
    First Second Books, 2015

    Boxers & Saints
    First Second Books, 2013

    Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Rift
    Dark Horse Comics, 2014  

    Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Search
    Dark Horse Comics, 2013

    Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Promise
    Dark Horse Comics, 2012

    The Shadow Hero
    Humble Comics, 2014

    Level Up
    First Second Books, 2011

    Prime Baby
    First Second Books, 2010

    The Eternal Smile
    First Second Books, 2009

    American Born Chinese
    Humble Comics, 2006

    The Rosary Comic Book
    Pauline Books & Media, 2003  

    Animal Crackers
    SLG Publishing, 2006


    Nursery Rhyme Comics
    First Second Books, 2011

    Strange Tales II
    Marvel Comics, 2011

    Open Mic
    Candlewick, 2013 

    The New Press, 2012

    Secret Identities
    The New Press, 2009

    Up all Night
    Harper Teen, 2009