American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese

By Gene Luen Yang

  • Release Date: 2006-09-06
  • Book Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 205 Ratings)
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

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.

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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  • Awesome Graphic Novel

    By 41178904
    The story line was great and how they made it all come together I recommend this for Graphic Novel readers!
  • Kind of generic story, but original delivery

    By Sputigus
    I can see why this is taught at school. I love this author, especially how he wrote the avatar series, but this work isn't as fun to read. However, the twist ending is by far one of the best endings I've read in a while and worth the reading.
  • American Born Chinese

    By grisatre
    This book was kewl
  • Dear God, why?

    By Bob the retarded ninja hobo

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