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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
American Born Chinese is a great graphic novel that is written by Gene Yang.
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.
A good story showing the power of honesty to thyself . A lesson that everyone should be aware and followPublished 22 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 27 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 2 months ago by Katrina Tie
Wonderfully illustrated and expressed. Must-read for everyone who wants to understand the teen immigrant experience.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by Terry