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Gene Luen Yang–virtually!
July 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
discussing Dragon Hoops, his latest graphic novel, in which he turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and Bishop O’Dowd High School, where he taught for 17 years. Mrs. Dalloway’s is delighted to partner with Bishop O’Dowd for this event. See below for registration instructions and how to order your copy of Dragon Hoops. See you on the court!
Dragon Hoops centers on a legendary season of Dragon basketball, and carries important messages about belonging, character, and how relationships and shared identity define heroism as a team sport. It’s also the story of sports victory in the Dragon basketball team’s long quest to win the California State Championship.
Sponsored by Bishop O’Dowd, Yang will be in conversation with Coach Lou Richie (’89), also a character in the novel, and art teacher Thien Pham, a fellow graphic novelist and friend of Yang. The characters include members of the 2015-2016 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, some of whom may make guest appearances during the discussion!
Join online for an afternoon of hoops and comics as Yang shares the experience of creating a graphic novel rooted in his love for O’Dowd, basketball, and the relationships that make a community, team, and victory. Registration is free, but required. A link to the event will be emailed after you complete your registration: