A Conversation with the Ambassador: Gene Luen Yang
Travis: In just a couple weeks, a new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature will be named. It seems like the perfect time to chat with Gene Luen Yang, the guy who currently holds the title. A few things covered in this conversation:
- How Gene’s career began with some indirect help from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- How Gene found out he would be the ambassador.
- Why he chose the Reading Without Walls Challenge for his platform.
- The reason why he will never be embarrassed while public speaking again.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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