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Gene Luen Yang to Publish Nonfiction Graphic Novel

May 10, 2016

In the spirit of his platform "Reading Without Walls," National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang is currently at work on his first nonfiction book: a graphic novel about basketball.

Dragon Hoops will tell the true story of the 2015 Bishop O’Dowd High School boys’ basketball team and their journey to the California state championship. The book is scheduled for publication by First Second in 2018.

[Dragon Hoops] will focus on ‘sports culture, race, the tension between high school academics and athletics, and the race to victory…As always, Gene pops up next where you least expect him—and then oddly, it’s also seems like the obvious next step on his amazing trajectory as an author, an artist and a vital voice of our times.’ (The Washington Post)


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