Tucson Festival of Books

The World of YA Graphic Novels

Graphic novels enjoy a tremendous popularity with readers. Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham talk about their process of creating popular graphic novels, the reasons why these books matter to readers, and their collaboration in creating "Lunar New Year Love Story." Gene's graphic novels include "American Born Chinese," The Books of Clash, and Avatar. LeUyen's graphic novels include the Real Friends series.

LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than 100 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris and the best-selling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale....

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Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. He was named a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2016, and he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely....

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Lunar New Year Love Story
LeUyen Pham, Gene Luen Yang
First Second
January 2024
ISBN 9781250908261
352 pages
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American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
First Second
April 2023
ISBN 9781250891396
240 pages
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