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Summer Reading 2021

Information about Summer Reading at Central Catholic High School

Why Choose This Book?

Dragon HoopsDragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

by Gene Luen Yang

An introverted reader starts understanding local enthusiasm about sports in his school when he gets to know some of his talented athletic peers and discovers that their stories are just as thrilling as the comics he loves.

"Combining visual flair, like speeding backgrounds, with nearly diagrammatic movement, he creates pulse-pounding game sequences. ... [Yang] illuminates the risks that every one of us must take and has, once again, produced a work of resounding humanity."

- Booklist, Starred Review

Awards & Honors

2020 Harvey Awards (for achievement in Comics):  Book of the Year 

2020 Printz Honor Book 

On New York TimesWashington Post, Amazon, ForbesSchool Library JournalBooklist, and Publishers Weekly 2020 "Book of the Year" lists.

Read this book if...

  • You like Basketball, and/or Comics
  • You DON'T like Basketball and want to learn how the author dealt with his dislike of sports
  • You enjoy reading about teams of people working toward a common goal



Dragon Hoops - Book Trailer: Fierce Reads

More About the Book

Gene Luen Yang: Author and Illustrator

2016 MacArthur Fellow

2016 Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

2015 California Boys Open Division Championships (SPOILERS for the book)

2015 California Open Women's Basketball Championship