Thank you to everyone who has supported our campaign “Who is American?” Educational Outreach for the PBS Documentary THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT. Thanks to your support, we have raised $33,805 since August 15. We have 14 days left to raise the $16,195 needed to make our campaign goal of $50,000. Click here to see our updated list of campaign supporters.
For a limited time only, the first six people who donate $75 or more to our campaign will receive a copy of the graphic novel American Born Chinese — which is celebrating its 10th anniversary — by acclaimed writer, cartoonist and current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang.
About Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In addition cartooning, Gene Luen Yang teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Learn more about Gene Luen Yang at his website geneyang.com/about