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American Born Chinese

By Gene Luen Yang

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he’s the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny’s life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.
 
American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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American born Chinese

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3 available at Main (Downtown)
  • GN American, Graphic Novel
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  • GN American, Graphic Novel
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  • GN American, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2006

ISBN

1596431520


Format: Book
Author: Yang, Gene Luen
Summary: Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
Title: American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.
Publisher Date: New York : First Second, 2006.
Subject: Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction. Schools -- Juvenile fiction Cartoons and comics
Isbn: 1596431520 9781596431522 9780312384487
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: GN American
Oclc: 63295041
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Bib Id: 267688

Format: Book
Author: Yang, Gene Luen
Summary: Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
Title: American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : First Second, 2006.
Description: 233 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Cartoons and comics
Other Author: Pien, Lark ill.
LCCN: 2005058105
ISBN: 1596431520
ISBN: 9781596431522
ISBN: 9780312384487
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: GN American