An early lesson in empathy inspired Gene Luen Yang. In an original comic for School Library Journal, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature depicts the inspiration for his Reading Without Walls program, which challenges readers to read beyond their comfort zone.
Download the PDF: www.slj.com/downloads/comfort-zone-comic
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Gene Luen Yang is the author of American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel
to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the Printz Award.
His 2013 two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award.