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American Born Chinese

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Publisher Comments:

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerfulandmdash;and very awkwardandmdash;hearing aid.

The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearandmdash;sometimes things she shouldnandrsquo;tandmdash;but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become andldquo;El Deafo, Listener for All.andrdquo; And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend sheandrsquo;s longed for.

PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO

STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know.andquot;

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

andquot;Worthy of a superhero.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

andquot;This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeierandrsquo;s Smile (2011) and Liz Princeandrsquo;s Tomboy.andquot;

--Booklist

Synopsis:

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells 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 twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.

Synopsis:

A tour-de-force by rising indie comics star Yang, "American Born Chinese" tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable.

Synopsis:

Three very different characters, one simple goal: to fit in.

Synopsis:

After her father's mysterious death, up-and-coming journalist Maggie Chen must sift through her family's secretive past.  What she finds may have been easier left uncovered, as she confronts her ethnicity and identity in this moving novel.

Synopsis:

Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece with art by multi-Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran. Together theyand#160;combine manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless comic hybrid. Ryoko, a character from the word of manga, falls hardand#8212;through the Ripand#160;into the "real" world and in love with the most beautiful girl in a typical American high school.

Synopsis:

and#8220;Fantasticand#8212;in every sense of the word! . . .and#160;Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman.and#8221; and#8212;Jeff Smith, author of Bone

When Ryoko Kiyami, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the and#8220;realand#8221; Western world, he must learn to survive as an outsider at a typical American high school. He must find a way back through the Rip to his manga world, but things tangle up when he develops and#8220;hearts for eyesand#8221; for a beautiful girl from the wrong kind of comic book. This metafictive masterpiece blends manga and traditional Western comic book styles to create a complex comic hybrid thatand#8217;s both hilarious and heartbreaking.

Synopsis:

Maggie Chen's journalist father has fired her imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the newspaper.

While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattles Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets, lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family she never knew.

This edition includes a guide for book group discussions and classroom use.

About the Author

Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and The Rosary Comic Book. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and teaches at a Roman Catholic high school.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312384487
Author:
Yang, Gene Luen
Publisher:
Square Fish
Illustrator:
Pien, Lark
Author:
Bell, Cece
Author:
Ingold, Jeanette
Author:
Lyga, Barry
Author:
Doran, Colleen
Subject:
General
Subject:
CGN004000
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Social Issues/General (see also headings under Family)
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 248 pages Square Fish - English 9780312384487 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells 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 twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.
"Synopsis" by , A tour-de-force by rising indie comics star Yang, "American Born Chinese" tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable.
"Synopsis" by ,
Three very different characters, one simple goal: to fit in.
"Synopsis" by ,
After her father's mysterious death, up-and-coming journalist Maggie Chen must sift through her family's secretive past.  What she finds may have been easier left uncovered, as she confronts her ethnicity and identity in this moving novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece with art by multi-Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran. Together theyand#160;combine manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless comic hybrid. Ryoko, a character from the word of manga, falls hardand#8212;through the Ripand#160;into the "real" world and in love with the most beautiful girl in a typical American high school.
"Synopsis" by , and#8220;Fantasticand#8212;in every sense of the word! . . .and#160;Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman.and#8221; and#8212;Jeff Smith, author of Bone

When Ryoko Kiyami, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the and#8220;realand#8221; Western world, he must learn to survive as an outsider at a typical American high school. He must find a way back through the Rip to his manga world, but things tangle up when he develops and#8220;hearts for eyesand#8221; for a beautiful girl from the wrong kind of comic book. This metafictive masterpiece blends manga and traditional Western comic book styles to create a complex comic hybrid thatand#8217;s both hilarious and heartbreaking.

"Synopsis" by , Maggie Chen's journalist father has fired her imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the newspaper.

While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattles Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets, lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family she never knew.

This edition includes a guide for book group discussions and classroom use.

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