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Gene Luen Yang

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Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan's Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and The Rosary Comic Book. American Born Chinese received National Book Award.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and teaches at a Roman Catholic high school.

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“It's easy to become anything you wish . . . so long as you're willing to forfeit your soul.”
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“Wait."
"So what am I supposed to do now?"

"You know, Jin, I would have saved myself from five hundred years' imprisonment beneath a mountain of rock had I only realized how good it is to be a monkey."

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“To find your true identity within the will of Tze Yo Tzuh...that is the highest of all freedoms.”
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High Plains Library District Wow, thanks for the friend request! We here at HPLD are big fans!


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