Books Gene Luen Yang Books by Gene Luen Yang Gene Luen Yang has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Young Adult Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Gene Luen Yang Book Reviews Robot Birds Teach Kids To Program In 'Secret Coders' October 7, 2015 The first installment in Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes' new graphic novel series uses goofy art — and four-eyed robotic birds — to get kids excited about learning to code. Book Reviews Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances July 24, 2014 Get your comic fix this week with Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds and The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew. Both books take up the idea of re-writing the past — but in very different ways. The Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew, revives the comic book hero the Green Turtle. Sonny Liew/Courtesy of First Second Books hide caption toggle caption Sonny Liew/Courtesy of First Second Books Code Switch Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero? July 15, 2014 A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants. Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero? Listen · 3:53 3:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/330121290/331586826" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto Code Switch Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions. Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Book News & Features Get To Know The Works Shortlisted For The National Book Awards November 20, 2013 On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night. Rachel Kushner Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/235507175/246345009" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Author Interviews 'Boxers & Saints' & Compassion: Questions For Gene Luen Yang October 22, 2013 Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's new book, Boxers & Saints, has been nominated for a National Book Award. It's the tale of a young Chinese boy and girl whose lives are upended by the Boxer Rebellion. Yang tells NPR's Petra Mayer that he was inspired by the controversial canonization of several Chinese saints in 2000. 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. For Kids, Just Plain Fun Is a Comfort and a Joy November 28, 2006 What kid wouldn't like a comforting, joyful book for a holiday gift? A lot of 'em. For true holiday joy, make sure the books you give are truly enjoyable. Here are suggestions for different ages, stages and interests.