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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.
American Born Chinese is an insightful book that discusses the stereotype and discrimination against Asian American.
The graphic novel format makes all three stories easier to comprehend through the well-drawn visuals, colored by illustrator Lark Pien.
American Born Chinese won the 2007 Michael Printz Award for a book that "exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."
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 1 day ago by Gen Falel
Really love it. I don't have keds but it is really a great storyPublished 11 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Scott Burns