January 04, 2016
Today the Library of Congress announced graphic novelist, Gene Yuen Lang, as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His platform is Reading Without Walls, which was developed with The Children’s Book Council and his publisher, First Second. It aims to excite young people about reading outside their comfort zones. “A huge part of being a kid is exploring the world,” he said. “Books are a bridge between them and what might be unfamiliar.”
Lang’s works are frequent Junior Library Guild selections, including the award-winning Boxers and Saints, and most recently his new series, Secret Coders. You can follow him on Twitter. Read more about him on his website and read about his appointment in the following stories.