Staff Picks

Gene Luen Yang has been creating comics and graphic novels since he was just a kid.  His 2006 book, American Born Chinese, is the first graphic novel ever to be nominated for a National Book Award, and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult Literature.  Check out some of these books by this great author and illustrator!

American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.

Up all night : a short story collection / Peter Abrahams ... [et al.] ; with an introduction by Laura Geringer

Boxers & saints : boxed set / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.

The shadow hero / story by Gene Luen Yang ; art by Sonny Liew ; lettering by Janice Chiang.

The eternal smile : three stories / by Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim

Level up / Gene Luen Yang ; illustrated by Thien Pham

American Born Chinese book cover

Boxers and Saints book covers

The Shadow Hero book coverUp All Night book cover

The Eternal Smile book coverLevel Up book cover

Another fantastic teen read is The Hate U Give, a newly released novel by first time author Angie Thomas.  Read all about it here!

The Hate U Give book cover