What is Reading without Walls? It challenges kids—and the rest of us as well—to 1) read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you, 2) read a book about a topic you don’t know much about, and 3) read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.
Secret Coders, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and New Superman: Made in China are among Gene’s most recent books, demonstrating that he’s not just talking about reading without walls—he’s creating books without walls as well.
See Gene's favorite books of the year below, and look here for more authors' favorites.
Gene Luen Yang's favorite reads of 2017