Award-winning Graphic Novelist GENE LUEN YANG appears on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-6PM at the University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater.
Open to the Public / Talk and Book Signing
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and Asian American Cultural Center
GENE LUEN YANG began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006 First Second Books published American Born Chinese, which became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.
In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, Yang’s two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Nominated for a National Book Award, this book also won the L.A. Times Book Prize.
Gene Yang has created a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman! In addition to cartooning, he teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, teaching alongside amazing authors like Anne Ursu, Gary Schmidt, Laura Ruby, Matt De La Pena, to name a few.
In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
UConn Student Union Theater
2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Gene Luen Yang as the featured speaker for the 39th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. As a very highly anticipated fall event, this year the Program is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, at the new Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Adults, teens and children are invited to meet Yang at the FREE Thursday evening program on October 13th.
Then on Friday, October 14, Yang will present a workshop for comic book and anime fans, teachers, librarians, writers and parents. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students, details at the link. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS will include a book sale / autograph session.
This informative Author-Illustrator Program allows teachers, librarians, parents and others a unique opportunity to hear “the story behind the story”directly from writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. It is a fascinating look at how an idea becomes a book.
Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger, Richard Peck and Patricia and Fred McKissack.
Sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library & the Patrons of the Public Library
A selection of Gene Yang’s books will be available for purchase during the program. Mr. Yang has agreed to sign these books. We regret books from libraries or personal collections cannot be autographed.
Gene Luen Yang is this year’s current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. 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. Yang’s first graphic novel from First Second, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Yang 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 also Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints) appears at Tattered Cover Books on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM!
From graphic novel superstar and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot. In Secret Coders 02: Paths & Portals, Stately Academy is a school that is just crawling with mysteries to be solved. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve at least one of these mysteries no matter what it takes.
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Gene Luen Yang is the Children’s Book Council’s & Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize.
His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently, he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
Meet award-winning graphic novelist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Winner Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) at the flagship Half Price Books store in Dallas on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. Gene will discuss and sign copies of the new second volume of Secret Coders, Paths & Portals. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.
Half Price Books
5803 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231
There’s something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy – literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to the Bee School, an institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper and her friends are eager to follow in this tradition and become top-rate coders. But why are Principal Dean and the rugby team suddenly so interested in their extracurricular activities? From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes the second volume of Secret Coders, “Paths & Portals,” a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati OH 45208
If you are a fan of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, you need to come hear co-creator Michael DiMartino talk about his new adventure series, Rebel Genius, which Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil trilogy calls “a mind-blowing new series, a passionate blend of adventure, mystery, and puzzle-solving that has no end to its imagination.”
In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble. Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path―Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.
Michael will be in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, author of American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and Secret Coders and writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels. This is a conversation not to be missed!
Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Writer Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of New Super-Man #3!
Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes Gene Luen Yang, graphic novel superstar and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM! He shares the second volume of Secret Coders: Paths & Portals, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot.
This off-site event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Secret Coders: Paths & Portals from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order below.
31 S Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540
First Second Books has released a schedule of all the :01 programming at booth #1323, so you don’t have to miss a thing. Come by and say hello!
Thursday, July 21st
- 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mark Siegel and Ben Hatke, in Room 4
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: We Need Diverse Comics featuring Ben Hatke in Room 9
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel: Make Your Own Story featuring John Patrick Green in Room 24ABC
- 5:00 PM: John Patrick Green Signing at AA09
Friday, July 22nd
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Spotlight on Ben Hatke in Room 4
- 12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Panel: Censorship and Kids Comics featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
- 12:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
- 12:45 PM: EW Con-X featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Embarcadero Marina Park North
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Kids Comics 2026 – What Publishers Project for the Future featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel: How Comics are Created featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Shiley Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
- 3:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals
- 3:30 PM: EW Con-X featuring Ben Hatke, at the Embercadero Marina Park North
- 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing Diversity featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
- 5:00 PM: In-Booth Signing, MK Reed, Americus, Dinosaurs
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing: State of the Industry featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
Saturday, July 23rd
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels featuring Ben Hatke in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Dig Deep featuring MK Reed and Gene Luen Yang in Room 28DE
- 11:00 AM: In-Booth giveaway, Tetris, by Box Brown
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: Reading Without Walls featuring Gene Luen Yang in conversation with Hank Green in Room 29AB
- 12:00 PM: In-Booth signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: The Kids Comics Revolution featuring Gene Luen Yang and John Patrick Green
- 2:30 PM: In-Booth signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals
Sunday, July 24th
- 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in Room 25ABC
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang In-Conversation in Room 29AB
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: Racebending featuring Gene Luen Yang in Room 29AB