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American Born Chinese

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 104 Ratings and 104 Reviews

Book Description
Indie graphic novelist Gene Yang's intelligent and emotionally challenging American Born Chinese is made up of three individual plotlines: the determined efforts of the Chinese folk hero Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; the struggles faced by Jin Wang, a lonely Asian American middle school student who would do anything to fit in with his white classmates; and the sitco... More
Book Information
PublisherFirst Second
BindingPaperback (23 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages240
Publication Date09/05/2006
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About Gene Luen Yang (Author) : Gene Luen Yang is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Gene Luen Yang include Up All Night, American Born Chinese.
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Reader Comments
12/28/2008 Karen Boehmer said: When I first started reading I was a bit offended by the stero-types, as I read further I understood where it was leading and Loved the book.
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7/30/2007 Sara Holmes tagged as: I Read

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4/8/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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3/18/2007 John O'Rourke said:
This is a handsomely done graphic novel about a young boy of Chinese immigrant parents growing up in America, mostly centered around his life and friendships in school. Episodes from the Chinese Monkey King fables are interspersed in the story, and they seem very much to belong. Jin Wang is so in... more

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