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A New York Times Notable Children's Book (Young Adult) for 2011
 
Smackdown!

Video Games vs. Medical School!

Which will win the battle for our heros attention in Gene Luen Yangs new graphic novel?

Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents high expectations. They want him to go to med school and become a doctor. Dennis just wants to play video games—and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally.

But four adorable, bossy, and occasionally terrifying angels arrive just in time to lead Dennis back onto the straight and narrow: the path to gastroenterology. Its all part of the plan, they tell him. But is it? This powerful piece of magical realism brings into sharp relief the conflict many teens face between pursuing their dreams and living their parents.

Partnered with the deceptively simple, cute art of newcomer Thien Pham, Gene Yang has returned to the subject he revolutionized with American Born Chinese. Whimsical and serious by turns, Level Up is a new look at the tale that Yang has made his own: coming of age as an Asian American.

About the Author

GENE YANG’s first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, is now in print in over ten languages. American Born Chinese was an instant critical and commercial success, a National Book Award finalist, and the winner of the Printz Award.

THIEN PHAM is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham’s first solo graphic novel, Sumo, is also forthcoming from First Second.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596437142
Author:
Yang, Gene Luen
Publisher:
First Second
Author:
Pham, Thien
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Comics
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.67 x 6.32 x 0.68 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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