Ms. Street Allan’s Class ~ Grade 8
Jonathan Chow A5
About Awesome Authors
Gene Luen Yang
(Born August 9,1973)
~ He began making comics over 15 years ago. He started when he was in the fifth grade
~ In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published. Later on the same book was nominated for the National Book Award
~ American Born Chinese is based on his real life, basing the stories on real life experiences
~ Famous for many other books like Boxers and Saints and The Shadow Hero
~ Helped Nickelodeon write Avatar the comic book
~ DC comics has just signed a contract with Gene Luen Yang to write a new series of Superman
~ A lot of his stories were about being bullied or being different from the white kids
~ He is careful for each comic making sure the story can be told through the pictures
Yang, Gene Leun. “Gene Leun Yang Bio.” Geneleungyang. GeneLeungYang, 02 Mar. 2006. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://geneyang.com/>.
Mac.Millan. “Gene Leun Yang.” Macmillan. Macmillan, 05 Feb. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://us.macmillan.com/author/geneluenyang>.