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National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Engages Non-Readers

A former computer science teacher, Yang believes that technology has the potential to expand literacy. Through his platform, “Reading Without Walls,” he hopes to break down the conventional barriers between genres and forms, granting kids the freedom to choose the stories that inspire them — both in print and on the screen.

Opportunities to tell their own stories are as important as quiet time for kids to become engaged. At the very least…educators and parents must allow kids to make their own choices. (Oakland Magazine)

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