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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.
Jin Wang was born in San Francisco to parents recently arrived from Taiwan, so he grew up surrounded by his peers -- until Third Grade, when the family moved to a new city and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael K. Smith
I had to read this for a class in my grad program. I really loved the eventual intermingling of the plots! Really a wonderful story.Published 1 month ago by Michael B Simon
It could've been more nuanced but considering the dearth of Asian Am stuff out there it's a great start.Published 1 month ago by Reanimierensich
I made the mistake of getting the Kindle edition which is really hard to see. The text itself is really good, and opens discussion opportunities about expectations, stereotypes,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie Loomis
I don't usually read comic books but this is an exceptional one. It transcends the genre by being more open-ended than comic books usually are and also because it leaves the safe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mom with Ph.D.
required for class, but also a really cool book on culture with a less serious way of expressing viewsPublished 2 months ago by Kevin
This is the third comic by Gene Luen Yang that I read. The first two works I read by Gene Yang were his later works, Boxers and Saints, which impressed me enough that I decided... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SLIMJIM
Cute and thoughtful. Read it for an English class and enjoyed it. Unique and strangely deep! :PPublished 2 months ago by Maneater