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American Born Chinese Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Yang, Gene Luen
ISBN: 0312384483     ISBN-13: 9780312384487
Publisher: Square Fish
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 2008
Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Chinese Americans; Fiction.
Identity; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Dewey: 741.5/973
LCCN: bl2008033447
Lexile Measure: 530
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.92 lbs) 233 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 111766
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q40412
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 3.0
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Gene Luen 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. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncanís Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim), The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches high school.