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.
I really liked how this book discussed the difference of the characters and tied them all together by the unfortunate commonality of lack of self acceptance and the importance of... Read morePublished 23 days ago by brittany dunkley
I happened across this book because it was recommended as an example of a good graphic novel in a MOOC from Coursera that focused on the graphic novel medium. Read morePublished 28 days ago by zagain
Graphic novel middle school students may enjoy. Uses some stereotypical characters I'm not sure is necessary.Published 1 month ago by X
Quirky parable, but I love Gene Luen Yang's simplistic style that balances in both the text and the art work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Neil A Taggart
I got it for my graphic novels class. It's a cute book, fast read. There's three stories, one of the Monkey King, one presented as an American sitcom, and the main story line but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle
A powerful graphic novel, this award winning book explores issues such as friendship and stereotypes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Annette Lamb
Okay, so you're already an open-minded culturally exposed reader, you're no longer a teenager, and you don't really need anyone to explain to you that there is racism in the world... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gen Falel