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Friday, 24 April 2015

Tonight! Words to Change: Gene Luen Yang award ceremony and presentation

We are very excited to be welcoming celebrated cartoonist Gene Luen Yang to the Librairie for a Blue Metropolis event! Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for a presentation by the author of  Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese, and other well-respected titles.

Yang will be receiving the Words to Change Prize and presenting Boxers & Saints, his
award-winning graphic novel project about China'’s Boxer Rebellion. Also to be announced is the winner of Blue Met'’s $1,000 “Words to Change” prize, for a video blog on intercultural communication.
Gene Luen Yang is the author and illustrator of several influential and critically acclaimed books that aim to reflect the common experience of 2nd generation migrants to North America. Along the way, he blends aspects of Chinese folklore with the realities of migration and assimilation that is often part of becoming an American or Canadian. Yang has won many awards including Publishers Weekly Best Comic of the Year, the Michael L. Printz Award, San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, The Reuben Award for Best Comic Book, the Eisner Award and the Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel/Comic of the Year.

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