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In his latest graphic novel, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.

But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he p
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by First Second
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Paul  Hankins
"In a well-crafted story, everything makes sense." Gene Luen Yang, author/illustrator (and narrator/guide) in DRAGON HOOPS.

And graphic novels help us to make sense of these stories in ways that are both inviting and inclusive. A recurring word resonates through DRAGON HOOPS: "Step."

Get ready to step into a new graphic novel by an author/illustrator that brought classroom teacher's attention around the potential for graphic novels with AMERICAN BORN CHINESE.

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Molly
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't think I would enjoy a book about basketball this much. I learned a lot about the sport and appreciate Gene Luen Yang doing something he has never done before. I'm looking forward to recommending this to kids 8th grade and up when it is formally released in 2020.

eARC provided by NetGalley.
Llyr Heller-Humphreys
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I was able to read an ARC. Such a great graphic novel!
Jen Petro-Roy
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, so good. Exceptional.
Beth
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, graphic-novels
This graphic novel has something for everyone. I mean, I don't even like basket ball and haven't played since 6th grade when it was play or the school doesn't have a team (no pressure at all), but this book was highly engaging. Nonfiction, history, sports, social issues, and the art of storytelling are carefully woven together with deft pen strokes. Yang has a unique talent.

All library collections should have at least one copy of this book regardless of ages served.

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Carolyn
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic
For basketball fans everywhere. But even if you don't follow basketball, Yang tells a rich, multi layered story that takes place at Bishop O'Dowd high school in Oakland, CA. It follows the varsity basketball team in 2014/15 as they attempt to make the CA state championship. Focusing on the individual players and coaches, as well as Yang's own personal struggles (how to balance teaching, writing graphic comic books and being a dad), it's a page turner until the very end.
Mary
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, who knew I would enjoy a non-fiction graphic novel about California high school basketball! This book is so well-written that it sucks you in immediately. Since it is based on something that the author actually experienced and researched, I found myself looking up information about the school, the team, and what happened. The art is great; I'm a huge fan of Yang's art. This book was great and I think has mass appeal, not just for basketball fans. #Netgalley
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Dan
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yang's best work yet. More to come closer to the release date.
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Mixes present, history and the kids. Showing how growth happens, the good and bad, showing people and life. How the lessons are Yang's personal life and players. Shows what both males and females have to deal with. The story is a documentary, non-fiction. Format is fun, unique, awkward , smooth. Yang's style and fits story-line. You don't have to like basketball to enjoy.
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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.

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