Gene Luen Yang was appointed by the Library of Congress back in January 2016 to be the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. According to Yang “every ambassador picks a platform, something they want to focus on. Mine is ‘Reading Without Walls.'” While the audience for this particular platform are children, his challenge can easily apply to everybody. His challenge is the following:
So I challenge you to browse our library catalog and pick one of the above criteria and read something new! You could even begin the challenge by browsing our catalog for some of Yang’s graphic novels and knock off number three.
To learn more about Yang’s involvement with this project, check out his website.