- First up was Gene Yuen Lang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
- — Carrie Shaurette (@LibrarianLove)Wed, May 31 2017 13:11:44Yang: All you need to be a comics creator are some pens, paper, and a healthy ignorance of your own creative limitations #sljdod17
- Gene talked about the Secret Coders books that united his geekery -- his love of comics & his love of computers, which began with the Apple IIE & the programming language LOGO. He was a HS computer science teacher in Oakland, CA for years. He said he loved programming because it showed him how he could be a better artist. He also talked about how Secret Coders is like Harry Potter (there's a secret school), but also different -- everyone can be a coder (though they can't be a wizard.)
- He talked about Wonder Woman crossing cultures -- in her world, women have all the power. Yet she has to stay in our world as an ambassador to help us understand women's potential. But it's hard -- she has to wear different clothes, she has to hide who she is -- she's different.
- — Lisa Story (@storylibrarian)Wed, May 31 2017 13:25:48#sljdod17 Gene Yang is now telling us how much he has in common w Wonder Woman - black hair, look great in red boots...
- — Carrie Shaurette (@LibrarianLove)Wed, May 31 2017 13:16:57Yang: Superman had two identities, much like an immigrant managing two sets of cultural expectations #sljdod17
- — Lisa Story (@storylibrarian)Wed, May 31 2017 13:15:48#sljdod17 Juggling 2 identities to get thru your daily life what superheroes and immigrants have in common...Gene Yang
- — Melissa Thom (@msthombookitis)Wed, May 31 2017 13:30:45
- — Monica A. Higgins (@monneehiggins)Wed, May 31 2017 13:40:05
SLJ Day of Dialog 2017
A gorgeous location - at NYU's Kimmel Center, next to Washington Square Park.
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