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Jin Wang starts at a new school where hes the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesnt want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because hes in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kees annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Dannys reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. Hes ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But theres no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? Theyre going to have to find a way—if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.
 
American Born Chinese is 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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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.

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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.

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
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
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.83 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Product details 240 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.
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