Congratulations to Gene Yang! The Library of Congress just named him the national ambassador for young people's literature, making him the first graphic novelist to be honored in this way. His latest graphic novel, Secret Coders, was praised by the New York Times for its "sly" way of teaching kids the elements of computer programming.
MVGATE was honored to host Gene last October in Larkspur for his interactive presentation of Secret Coders. His enthusiasm for coding was shared by the eager MVGATE kids of Marin:
Our favorite quotes included:
Gene's a good educator, a good writer, and a good guy. We're thrilled to see him honored for his work, and we look forward to many happy collaborations ahead.