We’re shaking it up at the USF Book Club!
We enjoyed challenging ourselves by reading heady, nonfiction essays so much that we’re discussing a g r a p h i c n o v e l in July!
We’re reading American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and will discuss it on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, from 12 noon – 1 pm. We’re meeting in the Community Garden (East side of Lone Mountain, next to the Education building), which is a lovely respite from our stuffy offices.
You can request American Born Chinese through the library’s free service, Link+, by clicking here. The book will be delivered to Gleeson Library in about 4 business days.
Hope to see you there!
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Meeting in the garden this week was fun. I was amazed at how beautifully and how fast people’s plots have grown since I was last there in the spring. And it was great to see new faces at the book group. I’m looking forward to another lively lunchtime discussion for this book. Note to self: bring sunscreen.
I just read an interview with Gene Yang (who teaches high school in Oakland) here and discovered his website.
When asked about graphic novels vs “real books” he had an interesting response:
America.gov has an interesting section called: Graphic Novels: Drawing the Asian-American Experience. http://www.america.gov/apa-graphic-novels.html
Also–if you haven’t already seen the first Asian American graphic novel anthology, check out the groundbreaking Secret Identities released this past spring:
Here’s a video trailer:
Thanks to a generous donor this book is in our collection at Gleeson Library.
Talking about graphic novels, check out the SF Cartoon Museum:
Free First Tuesdays!
The Secret Identities book has been donated to Gleeson but it’s not in the catalog yet. Soon!
update: it’s in the catalog now and ready to check out.
Looking forward to the discussion and the selection of our next book!