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Boxers & Saints Boxed Set
Contributor(s): Yang, Gene Luen (Author), Pien, Lark, Yang, Gene Luen (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1596439246     ISBN-13: 9781596439245
Publisher: First Second
OUR PRICE: $31.43  

Binding Type: Boxed Set
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: 741.5
Age Level: 12-18
Grade Level: 7-13
Series: Boxers & Saints
Physical Information: 1.94" H x 6.3" W x 8.83" L (2.82 lbs) 512 pages
- Cultural Region - Chinese
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2014
Volunteer State Book Awards, Nominee, Middle School, 2015
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Honor Book, Fiction, 2014
National Book Awards, Finalist, Young People's Lit., 2013
L.A. Times Book Prize, Winner, Young Adult Literature, 2013
Cybils, Finalist, Graphic Novel/YA, 2013
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2013
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2013 pg. 59
Library Journal 09/15/2013 pg. 82
Shelf Awareness 09/20/2013
New York Times Book Review 10/13/2013 pg. 24
New York Times Book Review 10/20/2013 pg. 26
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/04/2013 pg. 29
PW Best Children's Books 11/11/2013 pg. 28
Publishers Weekly 11/25/2013
LJ Best Books of Year 12/01/2013 pg. 31
Kirkus Best Young-Adult Books 12/01/2013 pg. 64
Shelf Awareness 12/13/2013
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/08/2013 pg. 35
People Weekly 12/23/2013 pg. 61
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Publisher Description:

The Boxers & Saints Boxed Set from Gene Luen Yang, one of the greatest comics storytellers alive, brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing work.

In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.

But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.

Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature. Gene Luen Yang is rightly called a master of the comics form, and this book will cement that reputation.

This boxed set includes the trade paperback Boxers as well as the trade paperback Saints, packaged together in one slipcase.

A New York Times bestseller
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

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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