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Yang skillfully weaves these affecting, often humorous stories together to create a masterful commentary about race, identity, and self-acceptance that has earned him a spot as a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People. The artwork, rendered in a chromatically cool palette, is crisp and clear, with clean white space around center panels that sharply focuses the reader's attention in on Yang's achingly familiar characters. There isn't an adolescent alive who won't be able to relate to Jin's wish to be someone other than who he is, and his gradual realization that there is no better feeling than being comfortable in your own skin.--Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A good story showing the power of honesty to thyself . A lesson that everyone should be aware and followPublished 8 days ago by RODOLFO E CAMACHO-AGUILERA
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"American Born Chinese" is Gene Luen Yang's multiple-award-winning comic book, featuring three seemingly unrelated stories. Read more
Read stuff by Amy Tan instead. Or read the book Wild Swans. It was a cute story, but not $5.99 cute.Published 13 days ago by Airen
A deceptively simple graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese is a triptych of stories, all of which revolve around the idea of assimilation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josh Mauthe
I taught this to my ninth graders. It was very effective and an excellent introduction to second generation issues.Published 1 month ago by Katrina Tie
Wonderfully illustrated and expressed. Must-read for everyone who wants to understand the teen immigrant experience.Published 1 month ago by Book Addict
A summer read worth exploring further. I am excited to see what my students have to say about it. Their insight could be quite useful to see. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terry
Bought for school but didn't care for it to much. Quick read and meaning full story.Published 1 month ago by Laura Krolikowski