YALSA is happy to announce Gene Luen Yang as the 2017 National Spokesperson for Teen Tech Week!
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA's 2007 Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was listed on YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels and Popular Paperbacks lists. He has also written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. His latest graphic novels, the Secret Coders series, combine comics and computer programming. geneyang.com