Dragon Hoops

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6.5 X 8.7 X 1.5 inches | 2.35 pounds

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About the Author
Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress's fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. His graphic novel American Born Chinese, a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner, has been adapted into a streaming series on Disney+. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the LA Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award finalist. His nonfiction graphic novel Dragon Hoops received an Eisner Award and a Printz honor. His other comics works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), as well as Superman Smashes the Klan and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series (both with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

A Michael L. Printz Honor, 2021
2021 Eisner Award Winner, Best Publication for Teens

Listed as a New York Times, Washington Post, Amazon.com, Forbes, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly 2020 book of the year.

"Full of insight about race and ethnicity, this graphic novel intercuts the thrilling wins and crushing defeats of one high school team with basketball's own turbulent history." --New York Times, from "The 25 Best Children's Books of 2020"

"A triumphant, telescopic graphic memoir." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review and a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2020

"Another standout showing from Yang." --School Library Journal, starred review and a School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2020

perfect entryway into this form."--Horn Book, starred review

A work of resounding humanity." --Booklist, starred review

Impeccably paced." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review