Award-winning graphic novelist and comic book author/illustrator Gene Luen Yang will present at the Fayetteville Public Library about the importance of narratives that convey a multitude of cultural experiences. Gene’s books will be available for purchase and signing immediately following his presentation.

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, 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 (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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