MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and comic book- and visual artist Thien Pham collaborated on the 2011 graphic novel, Level Up. More recently, they teamed up to produce the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club video podcast, sponsored by Reading Rockets, in order to share their newfound love of YA romance novels. (Aww.) First up: Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park.
During the episode above, the pair confesses that they “suck at reading.” Lucky for us, Yang and Pham have and share strategies for becoming better readers. Spoiler alert: audiobooks help!