Visiting Author for Schools: Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, March 16. (Please indicate whether your school would prefer a morning or afternoon author visit.) Please note: The minimum # of students is 150 students.

AUTHOR
Gene Luen Yang

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), New Super-Man from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dragon Hoops

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
1 hour.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
High School, grades 9-12

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
150 or more

AV NEEDS
Computer/laptop, cords to connect computer/laptop to projector, digital projector, projector screen, microphone, and an easel with pad of paper and markers. And a bottle of water.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#TatteredCover #GeneLuenYang #DragonHoops


ORDER FORMS
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Gene's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-gene-luen-yang

Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

 

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

American Born Chinese Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312384487
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433595
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or colored by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

The Shadow Hero Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436978
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: First Second - July 15th, 2014

Level Up Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250108111
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Square Fish - July 19th, 2016