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Contributor(s): Yang, Gene Luen (Author), Pien, Lark, Yang, Gene Luen (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1596433590     ISBN-13: 9781596433595
Publisher: First Second
OUR PRICE: $18.69  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2013

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels - Historical
- Young Adult Fiction | Historical - Asia
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - Asia
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2013947229
Age Level: 12-18
Grade Level: 7-13
Series: Boxers & Saints
Physical Information: 1.07" H x 6.11" W x 8.46" (1.53 lbs) 336 pages
- Cultural Region - Chinese
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Cultural Region - Asian
- Ethnic Orientation - Asian
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: School Library Journal 07/01/2013 pg. 106
Booklist 08/01/2013 pg. 80
Publishers Weekly 08/12/2013
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2013 pg. 117
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2013 pg. 190 - Book Of Special Distinction
New York Times Book Review 10/13/2013 pg. 24
LJ Best Books of Year 12/01/2013 pg. 31
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2013 pg. 38
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2014 pg. 14
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2014 pg. 132 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 159617
Reading Level: 2.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
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Publisher Description:

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 New York Times bestseller

China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from foreign devils.

Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of secondary devils - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.

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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