Minh Lê sits down with me to chat about his latest book, Green Lantern: Legacy. Minh shares with me how he was able to use his family’s history and grandmother as key parts for Green Lantern: Legacy. Lê talks about how excited his two sons are for him to write a DC Comics graphic novel and his plan to keep on writing books for his sons.
Minh and I talk about fatherhood and the values he looks to instill into his sons. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Minh Lê
Minh Lê is the author of the picture books Drawn Together and Let Me Finish! and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book Review, and the Huffington Post. Green Lantern: Legacy is his first graphic novel. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, during the day Minh is a national early childhood policy expert who went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, D.C., Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.
About Green Lantern: Legacy
Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother’s store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he’s about to embark on.
When Tai inherits his grandmother’s jade ring, he soon finds out it’s more than it appears. Suddenly he’s being inducted into a group of space cops known as the Green Lanterns, his neighborhood is being overrun by some racist bullies, and every time he puts pen to paper, he’s forced to confront that he might not be creative enough or strong enough to uphold his ba’s legacy.
Now Tai must decide what kind of hero he wants to be: will he learn to soar above his insecurities or will the past keep him grounded?
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.