Tag Archive for Gene Luen Yang

Comics Squad Recess!

Comics Squad Recess!

Do you love pizza? Well, what about books or ninjas or cupcakes or a 12-sided die or romance? Well, whether you love everything I mentioned or maybe just one of them, you will definitely find something that tickles your funny bone in Comics…

The Shadow Hero

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Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew are kind of my cartoon dream team. Though he’s been in comics for a long time, Yang has recently received great acclaim in the world of children’s literature for Boxers and Saints, a two-part series about…

Prime Baby

As third grader Thaddeus knows all too well, babies screw up everything. He was content to be the only child and enjoy being the sole beneficiary of attention in his family, but along came an “unexpected blessing” in the form…

Animal Crackers

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Many people first encountered Gene Luen Yang with his Printz award-winning title American Born Chinese. Now we have the opportunity to read his earlier works in a collection titled Animal Crackers. Combining three titles, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of…

Level Up

Level Up is definitely proof of the old adage that you should never judge a book by its cover. Take one glance at its charming Game Boy-inspired cover design and you might assume you’re about to read a graphic novel…

American Born Chinese

Everyone has bad days—and when you’re growing up and discovering yourself, those bad days are magnified times a thousand. Gene Luen Yang, author and illustrator of American Born Chinese (color by Lark Pien), turns that teenage angst into a wonderful,…

Animal Crackers

Gordon Yamamoto is a bully who has just discovered–because of an alien mind transfer of a sorts–that maybe the geek he’s picking on has even more problems than Gordon does. Loyola Chin is a genius whose ability to choose her…