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Q&A with National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang

May 3, 2016

In honor of the 97th annual Children's Book Week, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang reflects on his love of literacy, in both the digital and literary sphere.

A former teacher, Yang continues to connect with young readers through his graphic novels and mission as National Ambassador, inspiring students to “Read Without Walls” across cultures and forms. 

I’ve heard from a number of librarians and teachers who have issued the [reading] challenge to their students, and the results have been better than I could have imagined. For instance, at Live Oak School in San Francisco, librarian Melissa McAvoy created a Reading Without Walls program that resulted in over 100 books being read! (GeekMom)

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