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Young Adult Literature Circles: Dragon Hoops

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Book Summary

Goodreads Summary:

In his latest graphic novel, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.

But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships.

Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.

Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

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Author Bio

Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. Over the last ten years, he has done virtual author visits with all the sophomores, and came to Jesuit in 2015 for an all-school assembly. 

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and taught at the same high school as Mr. Moore (JHS theology teacher).

https://geneyang.com/

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