Gene Luen Yang'ın yepyeni bir seri hazırlıyor. Adı: SECRET CODERS .
Ancak bu seriyi size takdim etmeden önce belki yazarla ilgili bir kaç ufak detayı sizlerle paylaşmanın daha iyi olacağını düşündüm.
Gene Luen Yang'ın( AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, THE ETERNAL SMILE adlı eserlerin yazarı) Eisner ödülü aldığını, Ulusal Kitap ödülünde (BOXERS and SAINTS) ile finale kaldığını ayrıca yaklaşık 15 yıldır lise öğrencilerine bilgisayar bilimi eğitimi verdiğini biliyor muydunuz? Gene'in en yeni çığır açan grafik roman serisinin ilk kitabı, bilgisayar programlamasıyla gizemlerin çözüldüğü SECRET CODERS'ı sizlerle paylaşmaktan çok heyecanlıyız. Bu yeni serisinde Gene genç( 8 yaş grubu ) çocuklara eğlenceli bir şekilde, bir takım mantık bilmeceleri yönelterek, onların anlayabileceği bir dille temel kodlama derslerini ve temel programlama kavramlarını tanıtmaktadır!
SECRET CODERS by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Mike Holmes
Hardcover and Paperback: September 2015; 6 x 8 ½; 96 pp.; Ages 8 – 12; 2 color illustrations throughout
Welcome to Silicon Hills Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Nikhil are going to solve the mystery of Silicon Hills Academy no matter what it takes!
· PW Daily, 9/7 [read it]
4 Questions for Gene Yang – Publishers Weekly: Author interview January 7, 2015:
“I've used comics in my classroom before, but Secret Coders is really my first long-form educational comics project. The premise of Secret Coders is reminiscent of Harry Potter. An intrepid band of tweens stumbles upon a secret school, only instead of teaching magic, the school teaches coding. We hope that as our protagonists become coders, our readers will too.”
· Read the full interview here: http://www.publishersweekly.
com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/ comics/article/65146-four- questions-for-gene-luen-yang. html
“A Graphic Novel That’s Like Harry Potter, But With Computers Instead of Wands”
“The premise of Secret Coders may sound familiar to fans of young adult literature: Two students discover a mysterious school hidden just beyond the limits of their humdrum lives, and are ushered into a world of secret knowledge and power that they never imagined possible. However, unlike Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, the school in this graphic novel teaches a form of magic that readers can learn right alongside the fictional students. That’s because they’re not learning how to levitate objects or charm mythical beasts—they’re learning how to code.”
The piece includes eight pieces of art from Secret Coders, as well as a discussion from Gene about the importance of coding in education.
Read the full article here: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/
Comics Alliance: SECRET CODERS preview and excerpt:
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Foreign sales for BOXERS and SAINTS:
§ French/Editions Delcourt
§ Korean/ViaBook Publisher
Foreign sales for AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
§ Chinese Complex/Freshpub Inc.
§ Chinese Simplfiied/Shaanxi Normal University Press
§ Croatian/Naklada Fibra
§ French/Editions Dargaud
§ Italian/Ugo Guanda
§ Korean/ViaBook Publisher
§ Norwegian/Egmont Serieforlaget
§ Portuguese (Brazil)/Cia das Letras
§ Spanish/Ediciones las Cupula
· Gene Luen Yang’s fantastic speech on diversity at the Library of Congress opening gala for the National Book Festival has been spreading throughout the children’s book and comics industries! You can read the full speech here.