This year's Children's Author Breakfast at BookExpo America featured children's book creators Gene Luen Yang, Sabaa Tahir, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dav Pilkey. Though their paths to writing, all of the authors believe in the essential value of storytelling.National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang discussed his latest series, Secret Coders, and his commitment to diverse books. Through his platform, “Reading Without Walls,” Yang hopes to inspire readers of all ages and backgrounds to venture outside their comfort zone and try books with diverse content and formats.
Books…help readers ‘figure out pieces of their identity’ and ‘go outside of our walls. If we never go outside of our walls, our walls become a prison.’ (Publishers Weekly)