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Gene Luen Yang

Autor(a) de American Born Chinese

156+ Works 17,274 Membros 882 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang was born on August 9, 1973 in California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in computer science and minored in creative writing. After graduating in 1995, he worked as a computer engineer for two years. He decided that he was meant to teach mostrar mais and left his job as an engineer to teach computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He is a writer of graphic novels and comics. His first published comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, was published in 1997 and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. His other works include Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 for American Born Chinese and the Eisner Award for best short story in 2009 for Eternal Smile. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese (2006) 5,042 exemplares
Boxers (2013) 775 exemplares
Saints (2013) 649 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search (2014) — Autor — 512 exemplares
Level Up (2011) — Autor — 475 exemplares
Dragon Hoops (2020) 464 exemplares
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (2009) 464 exemplares
Secret Coders (2015) 458 exemplares
The Shadow Hero (2014) — Autor — 452 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, Part 2 (2012) — Autor — 420 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, Part 3 (2012) — Autor — 369 exemplares
Boxers and Saints (2013) 346 exemplares
Superman Smashes the Klan (2020) — Autor — 304 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 (2013) — Autor — 293 exemplares
Secret Coders: Paths & Portals (2016) 217 exemplares
Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences (2017) 159 exemplares
Up All Night (2008) 158 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow, Part 2 (2015) — Autor — 145 exemplares
Prime Baby (2010) 141 exemplares
Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats (2017) 110 exemplares
Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules (2018) 70 exemplares
Lunar New Year Love Story (2024) 69 exemplares
Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth (2016) 67 exemplares
Superman Vol. 2: Return to Glory (2016) 28 exemplares
Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (2019) — Autor — 18 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 1: The Green Turtle Chronicles (2014) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (2019) — Autor — 14 exemplares
Monkey Prince Vol. 1: Enter the Monkey (2023) — Autor — 14 exemplares
Marvel's Voices: Identity (2022) — Autor — 12 exemplares
The Terrifics Vol. 3 (2020) 12 exemplares
New Super-Man Vol. 3: Equilibrium (2018) 12 exemplares
Superman Smashes the Klan #3 (2020) — Autor — 10 exemplares
New Super Man #1 Comic Book (2016) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 2: The Dawn of a Golden Age (2014) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2023) — Autor — 6 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 3: Fathers and Sons (2014) — Autor — 5 exemplares
New Super-Man #3 (2016) — Autor — 4 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 4: Fights You Cannot Win (2014) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Marvel's Voices: Identity [2021] #1 (2021) — Autor — 4 exemplares
New Super-man (05) (2016) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Shang-Chi (2021) #1 (2021) 3 exemplares
Shang-Chi [2020] #2 (of 5) (2020) 3 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 5: True Colors (2014) — Autor — 3 exemplares
The Shadow Hero 6: Enter the Green Turtle (2014) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Shang-Chi [2020] #1 (of 5) (2020) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Shang-Chi (2021-) #9 (2022) 2 exemplares
Shang-Chi [2020] #3 (of 5) (2020) 2 exemplares
Shang-Chi (2021) #12 (2022) 2 exemplares
Monkey Prince (2022-) #8 (2022) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #10 (2023) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #11 (2023) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #7 (2022) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #12 (2023) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince #0 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #9 (2022) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #6 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #2 (2021) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #4 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #4 (2021) 1 exemplar
The Search Part 3 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021-2022) #11 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021-2022) #10 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021-) #8 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #5 (2021) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #3 (2021) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #7 (2022) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi (2021) #6 (2021) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi [2020] #5 (of 5) (2021) 1 exemplar
Shang-Chi [2020] #4 (of 5) (2020) 1 exemplar
North and South Part One (2016) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #2 (2022) 1 exemplar
Monkey Prince (2022-) #1 (2022) 1 exemplar
The Rift Part One — Autor — 1 exemplar
Smoke and Shadow Part Three — Autor — 1 exemplar
The Rift Part Three — Autor — 1 exemplar
The Rift Part Two — Autor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Lost Adventures (2011) — Autor — 427 exemplares
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 362 exemplares
The Best American Comics 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
Comics Squad: Recess! (2014) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
Monkey King: Journey to the West (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) (1592) — Prefácio, algumas edições156 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Complete Television Series (2005) — Autor — 148 exemplares
Tamamo the Fox Maiden: and Other Asian Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices (2013) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology (2009) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Strange Tales II (2011) — Writer/Artist (3) — 69 exemplares
Captain America (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection) (2020) — Prefácio — 68 exemplares
Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter (2014) — Prefácio — 48 exemplares
Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology (2012) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
DC Comics: Divergence #1 (Free Comic Book Day 2015) (2015) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
American Born Chinese [2023 TV series] (2023) — Origianl author — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Quite a few people I've spoken to about non-superhero graphic novels have recommended this to me, but this just didn't hit home with me like it has with other people. It was an interesting read that twines together three separate stories into one. The first story is based on a Chinese folktale; the second on a young Chinese-American schoolboy; and the last on an American teen whose cousin "Chin-kee" comes to visit from China. The weaving together of the stories was unique, but felt very absurd and almost childlike. I get the point Yang was trying to make but don't think the meshing of stories was overall successful. The story wrapped up very quickly and felt unfinished. The art style was solid although a little bland.
I think this could be a great read for some people, but probably not for everyone. I would still recommend this to certain people, especially if you're looking for some diverse authors or a unique little story!
… (mais)
deborahee | 342 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
I adore Gene Lien Yang's graphic novels. They are always comical and light reading even is the topic is serious. His novels are also clean reading, no sex or foul language. I was not aware of his newest title until last week and immediately bought a copy. It is fantastic! This one is about a couple who cannot get it together during their senior year of high school. There are a few magical creatures as characters as befitting a Chinese story.

The publisher's summary: She was destined for heartbreak. Then fate handed her love. Val is ready to give up on love. It's led to nothing but secrets and heartbreak, and she's pretty sure she's cursed—no one in her family, for generations, has ever had any luck with love. But then a chance encounter with a pair of cute lion dancers sparks something in Val. Is it real love? Could this be her chance to break the family curse? Or is she destined to live with a broken heart forever?

Yang gives us realistic characters. Valentina, or Val, grew up with just one parent, her father. When she finds out the he lied about her mother' death she stops speaking with him for almost a year. Val's best friend Bernice is also raised by a single parent, her mother. Bernice cannot stand to be without a boyfriend and within 24 hours of a break up she finds a new love. We all knew someone like that when we were growing up. Val is the complete opposite. The boys in the story are typical Chinese Americans while their parents live a very Chinese life in the U. S.

Another reason I enjoy Yang's novels is that they are the same length as a traditional novel. Lunar is approximately 350 pages. This allows him to create full formed characters and an extensive plot. The relationships among the kids in the story revolve around lion dancing. They are all taking a class on how to dance under a lion costume, as you would normally see at the Chinese new year and other special occasions. Val's relationships with two boys generally take place while they are sharing a costume to dance under. Val cannot decide which boy she really loves. A magical dragon has given her one year to find true love. If she fails then she must give the dragon her heart and foreswear future love interests. Val believes that her family will always be unlucky in love and is not sure that she can find true love.

The illustrations by Leuyen Pham are gorgeous. She has used primarily a red and pink color pallet to fit with Val's love of Valentine's Day. There are some panels colored in blues and greens but all the colors are bright as I like them. Her character's faces illuminate their emotions so when there is no dialogue in a panel strip, the reader knows how the characters are feeling.

Lunar New Year Love Story is the perfect Valentine's Day story. It would make a great gift for both kids and adults who like comics.
… (mais)
Violette62 | 11 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang (illustrated by LeUyen Pham) is a super cute graphic novel about a Vietnamese American girl named Valentina who used to love Valentine’s Day until she learns a family secret. As she works through high school, she learns more about her family and her heritage and finds her way back to love.
Hccpsk | 11 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Part 1 of a series of graphic novels explaining some of the story between the end of the war at the end of A:TLA and the events of A:LoK. Great artwork that captures the essence of the TV show. The writing is canon, so this is essential for some knowledge of the situation in the Legend of Korra, although the show stands alone. 4 stars have for some minor quibbles: the story is not long and I think it could easily have been released as a single volume. Now, we will need to get the other parts in order to appreciate the story. The other is that the script does make very overt attempts to distinguish the characters (Sokka with plenty of jokes, Toph really in-your-face etc.) I think having watched some of LoK, I am disappointed that this novel is almost more juvenile than the original show, and has not aged with its audience.… (mais)
Zedseayou | 27 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |



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