Computer science teacher named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Most novelists don't write code. Still fewer teach it. But Gene Luen Yang is a rarity: a nationally renowned writer with a techie past and an endless appetite for education. He's taught computer science in Oakland, California, for 17 years as he's racked up Eisners — comics Oscars — and National Book Award nominations. In the latest of Yang's stream of accolades, the Library of Congress has appointed him the USA's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the first graphic novelist to assume the mantle since the post debuted in 2008.
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