Gene Luen Yang Declares That Comics Belong in School in a TED Talk

By Maryann Yin 

Gene Luen Yang, a two-time National Book Award nominated graphic novelist and a long-time educator, gave a talk at TEDxManhattanBeach 2016. He spoke about “why comics belong in the classroom.”

During his talk, Yang shared stories from his seventeen year career of teaching at Bishop O’Dowd High School. We’ve embedded the full presentation in the video above—what do you think?

Other authors who have spoken on the TED stage in the past include Newbery Medal winner Linda Sue Park, legendary book designer Chip Kidd, and Big Magic author Elizabeth Gilbert. Which writers would you like to hear from at future TED conferences?