March 2022

Gene Luen Yang


Gene Luen Yang writes and sometimes draws comic books and graphic novels. "American Born Chinese," his first graphic novel, was a National Book Award finalist as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel, "Boxers & Saints," won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award finalist. His other works include the Secret Coders series, "The Shadow Hero," "New Super-Man" from DC Comics and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics. Yang's latest graphic novel is "Dragon Hoops." He was the fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and in 2016 he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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Play Ball: Risk, Equity, and Social Justice
Sports involves much more than playing ball. Athletes face and resist societal issues of equity and social justice. Three award-winning authors of memoir, biography and fantasy provide unique perspectives on the risks and challenges that go far beyond the game.

Stocker Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Andrew Maraniss, Neal Shusterman, Gene Luen Yang
Moderator: Tracy Smiles
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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