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American Born Chinese (Reprint) (Paperback) (Gene Luen Yang)

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Jin Wang starts at a new school where he's the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn't want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he's in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee's annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny's reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He's ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there's no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They're going to have to find a way--if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.

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.

A graphic novel by the author of Duncan's Kingdom alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in American popular culture. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / Asian American
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gene Luen Yang
Language: English
Street Date: December 23, 2008
TCIN: 11325276
UPC: 9780312384487
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2373
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