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The Blog of Gene Luen Yang - Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature
Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature 
Just heard about this:

Looks like a great resource for librarians and teachers. This isn't a completely altruistic plug, though... The author mentions American Born Chinese in the book. :)

Find it on Amazon here .

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May Events 
I can't believe we're almost halfway through May already!

This Saturday 5/17, I'm speaking at Cupertino Square as part of the Chinese-American heritage celebration that's happening there. They've got a really cool exhibition titled My Distant Land, featuring photos of Taiwan and China in the 1950's. Haven't seen it yet, but I've heard great things. My presentation will be at 4:00pm. Here's the address:

Cupertino Square
10123 N. Wolfe Road
Cupertino, CA

Then on Tuesday 5/20, I'll be doing a presentation at the Berkeley Public Library at 5:00pm. Here's the address:

Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA

Finally, I'm attending Book Expo America this year! My first time ever. I'm pretty excited. I'm moderating an Emerging Authors panel with some of the best new cartooning talent today: Danica Novgorodoff , Neil Babra , Kazu Kibuishi , and Lars Brown. (I know Kazu isn't exactly "new", but still... His Flight anthology is certainly a gateway for new talent.) That'll be at 1:30pm.

Then I'm signing at the First Second booth from 2:45 to 3:45 before doing another panel from 4:00pm to 5:00pm titled The New Literacy: How Graphic Novels, the Web, and Video Games are Changing the Way We Process Information. Should be fun!

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I'm going to be in Portland, Oregon this weekend attending the Stumptown Comics Festival . I'll be on a panel with the amazing Derek Kirk Kim where we'll reveal our big project together. Find more details at Derek's site. Drop by and say hi if you can!

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Don Rosa 

Don Rosa, the greatest living Disney duck cartoonist, is one of my all-time favorite comic book creators. He's practically worshipped in Europe, but relatively unknown in America. It's too bad-- the man's a genius. I just found a great interview with him on YouTube.

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All Up Night 

Up All Night, an anthology of YA short stories about teenagers who can't fall asleep, will be released by HarperTeen on April 22! It's all prose except for one comic by me. My contribution is "The Motherless One," a tale from the early years of the Monkey King. I'm lucky enough to share space between the covers with such YA lit luminaries as Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Sarah Weeks, and Patricia Mccormick. Find it on Amazon here .

HarperTeen is doing something really cool with this book. Starting on the day of its publication, they're holding a short story writing contest for teenagers. The winner's story will be included in the softcover version of Up All Night. Details are in the book.

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