Search Results: "Gene Luen Yang"


BOOK REVIEW

BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Luen Yang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This tour de force fearlessly asks big questions about culture, faith, and identity and refuses to offer simple answers. (bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Printz Award winner Yang's ambitious two-volume graphic novel follows the intertwined lives of two young people on opposite sides of the turn-of-the-20th-century Boxer Rebellion. Read full book review >

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SECRET CODERS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Despite the frustrating lack of conclusion, the friendly art and nifty concept will leave readers eager for the next book, which should be able to get off to a rocketing start. (Graphic mystery. 8-14)"
Hopper's first day at Stately Academy goes terribly until her "7"-shaped earrings trigger a code in a robot bird, commanding it to display three eyes. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Luen Yang
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories. (author's note, original comic) (Graphic adventure. 12 & up)"
A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand-new Asian-American origin story. Read full book review >

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LEVEL UP by Gene Luen Yang
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"A piquant, multilayered coming-of-age fable for the wired generation. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother describes high-pressure parenting to produce high achievers; Yang explores the other side of the equation. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS & REPEATS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Cool coding and forward plot motion keep this series humming. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The coding heroes are in a vulnerable position after Secrets & Sequences (2017). Read full book review >

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PATHS & PORTALS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Between the creativity-encouraging coding lessons and the character-driven plotlines, this sequel charms from PenDown to PenUp. (Graphic fiction. 8-14)"
Following Secret Coders (2015), Hopper, Josh, and Eni unlock more of Stately Academy's secrets—but they learn they aren't the only ones doing so. Read full book review >

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SECRETS & SEQUENCES by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Nearly every element (especially the bad guys) escalates wildly and successfully in this nifty comp-sci romp. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The series' overarching plot ramps up in the third entry of the Secret Coders series. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL SMILE by Gene Luen Yang
Released: May 1, 2009

"Begging for multiple readings, this exceptionally clever examination of fantasy and perception is one to be pored over and ruminated upon. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
A rousing and thought-provoking exploration of fantasy versus reality from the much-lauded comics veterans Yang and Kim. Read full book review >

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ROBOFICTION
by Leila Roy

This marks the very last week of my library’s Summer Reading Program, and I’ve been so busy working on all of the details—making lists of kids who’ve earned various merit badges, making lists of books to buy to celebrate said merit badges, printing out and personalizing a billion bookplates, etc—that reading has been ENTIRELY off the table.

That doesn’t mean ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JOEY AND JET IN SPACE by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A subtle, and much-needed, push for imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joey and Jet's previous adventure was a clever way to teach young children about prepositions. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS COME HOME TO ME by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An additional purchase, but will be enjoyed for its attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chinese twins Mei-Mei and Di-Di raise their two doves to fly freely, but to return home, just as Mama (mother) and Baba (father) expect their children to behave. Read full book review >