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American Born Chinese Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Yang, Gene Luen (Author), Yang, Gene Luen (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1596431520     ISBN-13: 9781596431522
Publisher: First Second
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2006
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Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels - Coming Of Age
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - Asian American
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005058105
Age Level: 12-18
Grade Level: 7-13
Lexile Measure: 530 GN (Graphic Novel)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 6.1" W x 8.4" L (1.05 lbs) 240 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Asian
- Catalog Heading - Graphic Novels
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
- Cultural Region - Asian
- Ethnic Orientation - Multicultural
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Fourteen and Up, 2007
Quill Awards, Nominee, Young Adult/Teen, 2007
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Nominee, Grades 9-12, 2008
Grand Canyon Reader Award, Nominee, Teen, 2009
Michael L. Printz Award, Winner, Young Adult, 2007
Green Mountain Book Award, Nominee, Grades 9-12, 2008
Cybils, Winner, Graphic Novel/YA, 2006
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/12/2006 pg. 36
School Library Journal 09/01/2006 pg. 240
Booklist 09/01/2006 pg. 114
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2006 pg. 342 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2006 pg. 152 - Recommended
Kliatt 11/01/2006 pg. 32
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2007 pg. 13
Library Journal 03/15/2007 pg. 54
New York Times 05/13/2007 pg. 24
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2006 pg. 43
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2007 pg. 1
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 111766
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur Genius Grant.

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist 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 the winner of the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, 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, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller.

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Contributor Bio(s): Yang, Gene Luen: - Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress' fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), New Super-Man from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
 
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