Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 16 , Segment 1
Episode: Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang, Combatting Bullying
- Jun 18, 2016 6:00 pm
- 11:22 mins
What is a graphic novel? It’s a form that is becoming popular these days. Today on “Worlds Awaiting,” Gene Luen Yang, a Graphic Novelist, introduces us to this medium and shares his experiences of creating two award-winning novels. Gene visits with Rachel about his journey from reading comic books as a youth, to his current vocation as a cartoonist and graphic novelist. He is the creator of American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel to win the Printz Award, which is the American Library Association’s annual honor for best young adult book. At present, Gene Luen Yang is the 2016 Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.