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American Born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang


A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinesetells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twistin this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chineseis an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chineseis a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Copyright year 2006
ISBN-13 9781596431522
ISBN-10 1596431520
Class Copyright
Publisher First Second
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 233
Shelf No. JK267
Grade Range 7 - 12
Ages 12 - 17
Lexile GN530L