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 Times, Washington Post, Amazon, Forbes, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly 2020 "Book of the Year" lists.
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2016 MacArthur Fellow
2016 Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People's Literature
2015 California Boys Open Division Championships (SPOILERS for the book)
2015 California Open Women's Basketball Championship