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Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang
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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Secrets & Sequences

    Secrets & Sequences

    Secret Coders

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Mike Holmes
    First Second
    First Second

    Stately Academy is no ordinary school: it was once home to an elite institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper, Eni, and Josh won't rest...

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    Paths & Portals
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    Paths & Portals

    Secret Coders

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Mike Holmes
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

    There's something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy—literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper,...

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    Secret Coders
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    Secret Coders

    Secret Coders

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Mike Holmes
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left...

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    The Shadow Hero
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    The Shadow Hero

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A New York Times bestsellerIn the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He...

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    The Shadow Hero 6

    The Shadow Hero 6

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    The Shadow Hero 5

    The Shadow Hero 5

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    The Shadow Hero 4
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    The Shadow Hero 4

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    The Shadow Hero 3

    The Shadow Hero 3

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    The Shadow Hero 2

    The Shadow Hero 2

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    The Shadow Hero 1

    The Shadow Hero 1

    written by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by Sonny Liew
    First Second
    First Second

    The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was...

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    Boxers
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    Boxers

    Boxers & Saints

    Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.A New York Times bestsellerChina,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside,...

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    Saints
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    Saints

    Boxers & Saints

    Gene Luen Yang; Color by Lark Pien
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A New York Times bestsellerChina, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper...

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    Boxers & Saints

    Boxers & Saints

    Boxers & Saints

    Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien
    First Second
    First Second

    Boxers & Saints Boxed Set EditionOne of the greatest comics storytellers alive brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing new work.In two volumes, Boxers...

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    Level Up
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    Level Up

    Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Thien Pham
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A New York Times Notable Children's Book (Young Adult) for 2011Smackdown! Video Games vs. Medical...

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    The Eternal Smile
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    The Eternal Smile

    by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim
    First Second
    First Second

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

    A fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create.

    From two masters of the graphic...

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    American Born Chinese
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    American Born Chinese

    Gene Luen Yang; Illustrated by the author
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    Three very different characters, one simple goal: to fit in.

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