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National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang on Reading & Writing Without Walls

April 26, 2016

Acclaimed graphic novelist and literacy champion Gene Luen Yang is traveling the country as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, spreading the joy of reading outside one's comfort zone.

Through his platform, “Reading Without Walls,” Yang encourages readers of all ages to embrace diverse books — both in terms of content and form — and expand our reading horizons.

While conducting research for his upcoming book on basketball, Yang discovered an unexpected passion for the sport and challenged himself to write outside his comfort zone.

I think right now in children’s books in particular and in society in general, there’s this conversation about diversity…diversity could include not just cultures, but also subject matter and format. (Entertainment Weekly)

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