American Born Chinese

Yang, Gene Luen. 2006. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second. ISBN 1-59643-152-0. $17.95. Paperback

Awards

*2007 Michael L. Printz Award

*2006 National Book Award Finalist-Young People’s Literature

*First graphic novel recognized by the National Book Foundation

Part graphic novel, part coming of age and part legend combine in this three tales in one graphic novel.

What do these three stories have in common–a tale of the Monkey King being denied entrance into heaven, Jin Wang and his struggles in a new school and Danny and his Chinese cousin Chin-Kee? The answers may surprise you. Read this book to find out what it is like to be American Born Chinese.

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