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American Born Chinese All Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he s the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all American girlBorn to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung fu, he is the most powerful monkey on earth But the Monkey King doesn t want to be a monkey He wants to be hailed as a godChin Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he s ruining his cousin Danny s life Danny s a popular kid at school, but every year Chin Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worseThese three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist, in a modern fable that is hilarious, poignant and action packed American Born Chinese is an amazing rise, all the way up to the astonishing climax and confirms what a growing number of readers already know Gene Yang is a major talent

About the Author: Gene Luen Yang

Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan s Kingdom with art by Derek Kirk Kim and The Rosary Comic Book American Born Chinese received National Book Award.He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and teaches at a Roman Catholic high school.http author genelu

10 thoughts on “American Born Chinese

  1. Zoë Zoë says:

    Read for my young adult literature class.A unique message and vivid writing I loved how he was able to weave together three stories in such a short story

  2. karen karen says:

    this book is the perfect antidote to the graphic novels aren t real books crowd s poison it takes full advantage of the medium lgm with the local boy scout troops , and just runs with it this story could not have been told as well or as broadly using atraditional narrative structure and at the end, there is a perfect collapse the three storylines streamline so perfectly into one message about cultural acclimatization and race shame and why it is bad but not in a preach

  3. Kat Kat says:

    read for my ethnic american minority lit class, so no rating but, i really liked how the three storylines wove together and the overall message this carried

  4. Nat Nat says:

    I started reading this in the middle of the night because when you can t fall asleep after a certain hour, you surrender and pick up a book.And for once in my life I was pretty happy about being awake in the early morning hours because I realized rather quickly that American Born Chinese is one of the best graphic novels I ve read so far This review contains spoilers.All Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he s th

  5. Michael Michael says:

    I wrote a poem many years ago about wishing I was black so I could have an afro How do you beat afros as a hairstyle About the only way is by having afro puffs, which white dudes also can t have Partially because they are white, and partially because they re dudes I used to skip over that page of job applications that asks your ethnicity I thought it was stupid that anyone would care what my race, or my sex, was before deciding whether or not to hire me Hahahah, I was soooo

  6. Dolly Ou Dolly Ou says:

    Gene Luen Yang does a good job telling his story about his life or not his own maybe as a Chinese American I was very excited to read this book becasue first it was a graphic novel and second his story sort of connects with me since I am a Chinese American myself Yang chooses an interesting title, American Born Chinese Its not one of those clever, thought provoking titles, but it is a rare one that you don t come across often I sort of anticipated on what this story will be ab

  7. Thomas Thomas says:

    A graphic novel with a wonderful overarching message about identity and a solid representation of Asian American characters In American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang details the story of Jin Wang, the only Chinese American at his new school Yang intertwines Jin s struggle with the tale of Chin Kee say this name aloud , the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, as well as the legend of the Monkey King, one of the most famous Chinese fables These three plots come together in an une

  8. Jan Philipzig Jan Philipzig says:

    I liked Gene Luen Yang s The Shadow Hero a lot, so I had to finally check out the author s most well known graphic novel, American Born Chinese Both books are about the immigrant experience, a topic difficult to write about in ways that areor less politically correct but not too obvious and predictable In both cases I had my doubts early on as to whether Yang would be able to pull it off, but both times he eventually won me over with surprising plot twists and a flood of well obse

  9. Reading_ Tam_ Ishly Reading_ Tam_ Ishly says:

    I hate this one with all my being Read upto 49 pages Do not want to waste my time any Too racist and REALLY TRYING MY PATIENCE BORING AS HELL Art is below average.

  10. Jessica Abarquez Jessica Abarquez says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Reference information Title American Born ChineseAuthor Gene Luen YangPublisher First Second Year 2006 of pages 233 Genre Graphic NovelReading level 6th grade Interest level 15 yrs oldPotential hot lava some racist language, some violenceGeneral response reaction I was surprised at how quickly I finished this graphic novel This book was so easy to read probably because it was a graphic novel When I read th

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