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2017 Keynote Speakers Nominations

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Added Gene Yang
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== Gene Luen Yang ==
Comic artist and author, Gene Yang has greatly broadened diversity representation in comics with successful titles such as '''American Born Chinese''', '''Boxers and Saints''', and '''The Shadow Hero'''. In 2016, the Library of Congress named him as an Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In this capacity, Yang has pushed a mission of 'Reading Without Walls' to encourage literacies of all types. Additionally, he has recently started a graphic novel series, '''Secret Coders''' with artist Mike Holmes. This series aims to introduce kids to actual magic they can perform at home: computer programming. As several kids try to uncover the mysteries of their school, they face puzzles and challenges that teach readers about programming.

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