Illustrator: Gene Luen Yang
In his latest graphic novel, Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene doesn’t get sports. But at Bishop O'Dowd High School, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity basketball team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’ lives, but his own life as well.
JLG Release: Jul 2020
Awards & Honors
2020 Harvey Award Book of the Year
2021 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
Publisher's Weekly Best Young Adult Books of 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
The Horn Book Magazine*
8 1/2" x 6"
Level 3.9; Points: 3;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Sexual Content: Contact Between Adult and Minor
Sports, Basketball, Boys and men, High schools, Basketball teams, Teachers, Tournaments, Courage, Artistic choices, Storytelling, Oakland, California,