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Gene Luen Yang

November 16, 2020

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with GENE LUEN YANG. He writes, sometimes draws comic books and graphic novels. And tonight we are talking about his newest book DRAGON HOOPS: FROM SMALL STEPS TO GREAT LEAPS. This graphic memoir traces Yang’s coverage of the high school basketball team where he teaches. It’s a project he started even though he has never enjoyed sports and knows nothing about basketball. His book is a thrilling account of his school’s attempt to finally win the State finals a well as a unique history of the sport.