GBBP 126: Gene Luen Yang

On this episode, we talk to Gene Luen Yang about his Reading Without Walls initiative, getting more kids and families into libraries, writing outside of your lived experiences, working through rejection, and combating gendered labels and stereotypes when it comes to books.

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Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero.

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Wordstock Weekend Recap

Well, the Wordstock Book Festival is now over, and I had a fun (and exhausting) time. I was often bouncing back and forth between two or three panels because there were simply so many authors and cartoonists and books that I was curious about. Here’s a whirlwind recap of some of my favorite things from the weekend.

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