Dragon Hoops

Dragon Hoops

In his latest graphic novel, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.

But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships.

Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.

Title:Dragon Hoops
ISBN:9781626720794
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    Dragon Hoops Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    Gene Luen Yang does something so different with this graphic novel… and it works. It absolutely, amazingly works.At first I thought this would be a memoir, but it’s not quite that. Then I thought ...

  • David Schaafsma

    A huge--450 page+--graphic memoir by acclaimed cartoonist and computer science teacher Gene Luen Yang that takes us for the first time inside his life as father, cartoonist and teacher at a small Cali...

  • Lata

    Part memoir, part biography, part history, part sports diary, Dragon Hoops is Gene Luen Yang’s story of several months charting the ups and downs of a high school basketball team. I tend to seek out...

  • Tatiana

    Basketball, basketball, basketball. History of basketball, sexism and racism in basketball, basketball in foreign cultures, one team's road to winning a state basketball championship. Some of this was...

  • Morgan

    I'm like Yang. I'm not into sports, nor do I watch sports. I'm a book person. I'm a comic book person. I do weight lift and kind of consider that my sport for the fact I'm competing with myself, but I...

  • Susan Kennedy

    This was a fantastic book. I told my husband as I was reading, “I am a total nerd!”. I do love a good graphic novel. This one is big and so enjoyable. I laughed, I cried and I cheered these kids, ...

  • Kate Buechler

    This made me kinda want to watch basketball, which is just about the highest praise I could give it. ...

  • Rod Brown

    Gene Luen Yang gives an outsider's look at basketball as he undertakes the effort to document in graphic novel format a possible championship season at the Catholic high school where he was teaching i...

  • Abby Johnson

    What a fantastic book!Gene Yang never thought he'd write a basketball book. But when that's what all the kids at the high school where he teaches were talking about their basketball team, Yang investi...

  • Robbi Caldwell

    *I received a free e-arc of this title provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Listen. I enjoy watching basketball but would I pick up a book about basketball?.......