Gene Luen Yang & LeUyen Pham - Lunar New Year Love Story - Conn Ave
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - 7:00pm
When Val’s love for Valentine’s Day turns into a high school disaster, she’s ready to give up on the idea of love altogether. Everyone in her family has been unlucky in love, and she is pretty sure she’s cursed anyway. But when a Lunar New Year festival introduces her to a local group of lion dancers, it ignites her lost passion for dance and introduces her to a pair of cute cousins with a lot to offer. Can Val figure out love as she learns more about herself in this Lunar New Year Love Story? This graphic novel’s coming-of-age story will draw readers in while the dynamic and joyful illustrations sweep them away.
About the Contributors:
Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. He was named the 2016 Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. His graphic novel American Born Chinese is a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the LA Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His nonfiction graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, received an Eisner award and a Printz honor. In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends,Best Friends, and Friends Forever. Her own books include The Bear Who Wasn't There and Big Sister, Little Sister. A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.