Monday, January 4, 2016

Just In: Gene Luen Yang named national ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington. (courtesy of MacMillan/First Second Books)
FOR MANY years, Gene Luen Yang led something of a double life. By day, he was a mild-mannered teacher, walking the halls of his Bay Area high school as a tall and bespectacled expert in computer science. By night, though, he would embark on adventures with a separate sense of mission, losing himself in tales of superheroism and dual identity. And if his greatest power was literary imagination, his second-greatest involved stellar feats of time management. Yes, after dark, Mr. Yang became…   A comic-book creator.
By Michael Cavna January 4 at 12:01 AM
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