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.