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November 4, 2006

A happy side effect of the National Book Award nomination for Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese (First Second Books) has been the interviews with Yang. He’s unfailingly gracious, intelligent, interesting, and insightful:

At the First Second blog, he’s responded to Tony Long’s piece on the Wired web site about the nomination and, surprising me not at all, he’s gracious, intelligent, interesting, and insightful:

“My students are used to reading documents made up of words and images, sound files and movies. They aren’t disturbed when these elements bleed into each other – when words use visual devices to enhance what they’re communicating, when images are made up of textual elements.”

Here are all of Yang’s contributions to the First Second blog.