Talking Asian Superheroes with Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang

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Gene Luen Yang became the first graphic novelist nominated for a National Book Award in 2006 for "American Born Chinese," a story about an Asian-American boy's struggle to assimilate in San Francisco. Now he's nominated again, for "Boxers and Saints," a set of books about China's Boxer Rebellion. The Oakland resident talks about his latest work and his quest to create a new Asian-American comic superhero.


Gene Luen Yang, award-winning author and graphic artist of graphic novels including "American Born Chinese," "Boxers and Saints" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender"