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Gene Luen Yang was born on August 9, 1973 in California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in computer science and minored in creative writing. After graduating in 1995, he worked as a computer engineer for two years. He decided that he was meant to teach and left his job as an engineer to teach computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He is a writer of graphic novels and comics. His first published comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, was published in 1997 and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. His other works include Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 for American Born Chinese and the Eisner Award for best short story in 2009 for Eternal Smile. (Bowker Author Biography)
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American Born Chinese 4,574 copies, 325 reviews
Boxers (Boxers & Saints) 690 copies, 44 reviews
Saints (Boxers & Saints) 583 copies, 43 reviews
Level Up (Author) 444 copies, 32 reviews
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories 443 copies, 33 reviews
The Shadow Hero (Story) 412 copies, 35 reviews
Secret Coders 385 copies, 17 reviews
Dragon Hoops 361 copies, 17 reviews
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search (Author) 331 copies, 8 reviews
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set 315 copies, 16 reviews
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 (Author) 235 copies, 10 reviews
Superman Smashes the Klan 223 copies, 16 reviews
Secret Coders: Paths & Portals 180 copies, 7 reviews
Up All Night 150 copies, 6 reviews
Prime Baby 134 copies, 12 reviews
Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats 82 copies, 2 reviews
Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth 52 copies, 5 reviews
Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (Author) 11 copies
New Super Man #1 Comic Book (Author) 8 copies, 1 review
Marvel's Voices: Identity 4 copies, 1 review
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New Super-Man #3 (Author) 4 copies
Shang-Chi (2021) #1 3 copies, 1 review
Shang-Chi (2020) #3 2 copies, 1 review
Shang-Chi (2020) #2 2 copies, 1 review
Shang-Chi (2020) #1 2 copies, 1 review
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Fresh Ink: An Anthology (Contributor) 310 copies, 9 reviews
The Best American Comics 2008 (Contributor) 271 copies, 14 reviews
Comics Squad: Recess! (Contributor) 204 copies, 8 reviews
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices (Contributor) 105 copies, 10 reviews
Tamamo the Fox Maiden: and Other Asian Stories (Contributor) 94 copies, 6 reviews
Monkey King: Journey to the West (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) (Foreword, some editions) 90 copies, 2 reviews
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