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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
The stories are well told and beautifully illustrated with solid line work and great colors.
Each story is built upon the concept of identity in which its main character struggles to accept his true heritage and culture.
It is a graphic novel and can be read fairly quickly and the stories in it keep you form putting the book down.
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 17 days ago by Michelle
A powerful graphic novel, this award winning book explores issues such as friendship and stereotypes. Read morePublished 20 days 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 27 days ago by Gen Falel
Really love it. I don't have keds but it is really a great storyPublished 1 month ago by Juan Sebastian Duque
this book is racist i dont know if the author intended to do so or if it was story needed but meh... Read more
great. how the author balances three storys at the same time(my fave story is the monkey king one.) but you may need to read multiple times to understand, but it is tottaly worth... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Viladeth Saetia
“Three very different characters. One simple goal: to fit in.” Jin moves with his family and attends a new middle school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Camille