Gene is this year's National Ambassador to Young People's Literature! Each person in this role chooses a platform to promote, and we could not love Gene's platform more!
Through READING WITHOUT WALLS, he challenges readers everywhere to do three things:
1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look
like you or live like you.
2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.
This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse,
a picture book, or a hybrid book.
READING WITHOUT WALLS will promote diversity and open readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. Gene's nationwide reading program is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.
Gene will discuss Reading Without Walls, along with his newest book Secrets and Sequences: Secret Coders!
Stately Academy is no ordinary school: it was once home to an elite institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper, Eni, and Josh won't rest until they've learned the whole story, but they aren't the only ones interested in the school's past.
Principal Dean is hot on their trail, demanding that the coders turn over their most powerful robot. Dean may be a creep, but he's nothing compared to the guy who's really in charge: a green-skinned coding genius named Professor One-Zero.
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.
If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, please purchase the "Signed" version below.