Gene Luen Yang’s incredible two-part graphic novel Boxers & Saints, which explores the Boxer Rebellion simultaneously from both the perspectives of the Boxer rebels and Catholic Christians. The novel has received widespread critical acclaim as a landmark work of historical fiction within the comic book genre.
Earlier this week, Yang received the LA Times Book Prize for young adult literature, and is the first graphic novel to ever do so. And today, the full nominee list for the 2014 Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards of the comic book industry included a nomination for Boxers & Saints in the category of Best Publication for Teens (aged 13-17).
So, if you haven’t read Boxer & Saints (or American Born Chinese), now is the time to do it!
And, meanwhile, congratulations to Gene (@geneluenyang) for the great work you’ve been doing in pushing the boundaries of the comic book genre with your outstanding books!