Featured books by Gene Yang

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese

By: Gene Yang
Illustrated by: Lark Pien
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales

Three storylines — contemporary and mythic — intersect in this tale of a boy who is not comfortable with his culture or himself. This fresh, sometimes surprising, revealing novel is told in image and text. This graphic novel was the first of its format to win the Printz Award for best work of Young Adult Literature.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

By: Gene Yang
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations’ tenuous peace is threatened in an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang’s friendship with Zuko throws him into the middle of the conflict!

Secret Coders

Secret Coders

By: Gene Yang
Illustrated by: Mike Holmes
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Hopper’s new school, Stately Academy, is more creepy than scholarly as the 12-year-old girl soon learns. But with her new friends, they discover the school’s secrets and address them through computer coding. The adventures of this multicultural cast of kids continue in Paths and Portals as the series goes on.  

Secret Coders: Secrets to Sequences

Secret Coders: Secrets to Sequences

By: Gene Yang
Illustrated by: Mike Holmes
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Can the three friends — Eni, Hopper, and Josh — foil the dastardly principal to save the day? How can coding help? In this third installment of Secret Coders, information and adventure combine to create another exciting story. 

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