Film, Video Gene Luen Yang: Book Fest 07

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Gene Luen Yang: Book Fest 07
Gene Luen Yang in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
September 29, 2007
-  Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry award, for "Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks", his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including "Duncan's Kingdom" (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and "The Rosary Comic Book". His first graphic novel, "American Born Chinese" (First Second, 2006), was a National Book Award finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editor's Choice for 2006, and recipient of the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Running Time
27 minutes, 2 seconds
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