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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.
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 1 day 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 8 days ago by Camille
As a professor of Chinese, I purchased the book to see if it might be appropriate for a freshman seminar on "Being young in Asia. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Stephen L Field
The threefold approach, the nature of the stories, the way they all come together. A masterpiece. Great job Mr YangPublished 18 days ago by Scott Burns
Very interesting book. I am so happy to see more sophisticated and in-depth comics work being done in the US at last. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tea