Posts Tagged ‘ GENE YANG, guest blogger ’


February 11, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
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[From the Drawing Board of Gene Yang] I got back from Angoulême two weeks ago and my brain is still reeling from the experience. For those of you who don’t know, the name “Angoulême” refers to two things:     1. A small town in France, about two hours’ train-ride south of Paris     Read the Rest…

May 15, 2007
Posted by: Danica Novgorodoff
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“Is it so bad to grow up Asian in America? One might be forgiven for asking upon encountering “American Born Chinese,” a graphic novel that, with its dark exploration of Asian-American adolescence, won last year’s Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature and was also a finalist in its genre for a National Book Read the Rest…

February 15, 2007
Posted by: Danica Novgorodoff
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Click to enlarge this letter from an eighth grade reader, who wrote to Gene Yang to offer “some suggestions and compliments” about his novel, American Born Chinese.

This just in from the American Library Association Midwinter conference: AMERICAN BORN CHINESE IS THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIN THE PRINTZ AWARD. More about it all soon! Congratulations, Gene!

Here are Gene and Theresa Yang, just after the National Book Awards, in Times Square… Young starry-eyed comics artists now aspire to the glitz and glamour of the graphic novelist life…! They give up steady jobs in animation and videogames, and come to publishing seeking fame and fortune. Um… Well it seemed that way for Read the Rest…

A Response to Tony Long Part of me wonders exactly how serious Tony Long is. After all, his column is titled “The Luddite.” He has an online persona he needs to uphold. To be honest, I can see where he’s coming from, especially as an educator. I, too, worry about the declining literacy of our Read the Rest…

I didn’t get the call from Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation to tell me the good news. He called on Tuesday afternoon, and I was in my classroom teaching. Afterwards, I heard the message (he told me who he was, without telling me why he was calling) but I couldn’t call Read the Rest…

Origins of American Born Chinese – part 3 Some folks who’ve flipped through American Born Chinese have asked about the star of the third storyline, Cousin Chin-Kee. What would possess a self-respecting Asian-American cartoonist to draw a character like that? Several years ago, just before my wedding, I spent an afternoon organizing things in my Read the Rest…

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