It's not unusual for Asian parents to receive credit and admiration for an honor bestowed on their offspring. That's why I had to smile when I read Gene Yang's post about his National Book Award nomination. (Thanks, Fuse No. 8, for the link.) And here's something else to anticipate (from Publisher's Lunch Weekly):
2006 National Book Award nominee Gene Yang and collaborator Thien Pham's THREE ANGELS, a graphic novel in which a video game addict is visited by angels and discovers his true destiny: to become a doctor, to Mark Siegel at FirstSecond Books, by Judith Hansen at Hansen Literary Agency (world).