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In this episode, Gene talks to authors and comic book characters about their favorite children’s books. See if any of your childhood favorites are mentioned!

Featured interviews include:

  • Jenny and Matt Holm (Sunny Side Up)
  • Avatar Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hank Green (Vlogger, SciShow)
  • Green Arrow and Arsenal (DC Comics)
  • Sherri Smith (Flygirl, Orleans)
  • Jubilee (X-Men, Marvel Comics)
  • Noelle Stevenson (Nimona)
  • The Juggernaut (X-Men, Marvel Comics)
  • G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel)

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 2006, his graphic novel, American Born Chinese — a memoir about growing up as an Asian American — became the first graphic novel to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. He is the author of the Secret Coders series and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. In 2016, Yang was named the 5th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and selected as a MacArthur Fellow (opens in a new window)

Publication Date
August 12, 2016

Related Topics

Children’s Books, Motivation