47 pages 1 hour read

Gene Luen Yang

Dragon Hoops

Nonfiction | Graphic Memoir | YA | Published in 2020

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Essay Topics


Dragon Hoops is part memoir, part history, part documentary. Does one of these generic categories seem to prevail over the others? Present evidence to support your answer. 


Paris and Ivan’s reluctance to talk about their personal lives frustrates Mr. Yang, who wonders if he can write the book without more of the details surrounding the Dragons’ two star players. If you were Mr. Yang, what questions would you want to ask these two players? How would knowing this information contribute to your appreciation of the team’s trajectory?


To what extent does Dragon Hoops have a narrative structure? What effect does this structure have on the reading experience?

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