American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

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American Born Chinese Read Online Free - All Jin Wang wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at his school. Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl...

Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god...

Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse...

These three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist, in a modern fable that is hilarious, poignant and action-packed. American Born Chinese is an amazing rise, all the way up to the astonishing climax--and confirms what a growing number of readers already know: Gene Yang is a major talent.

Title : American Born Chinese
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ISBN : 1596431520
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Zoë rated it ★★★★☆

October 26, 2017

Read for my young adult literature class. A unique message and vivid writing - I loved how he was able to weave together three stories in such a short story!

karen rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2014

this book is the perfect antidote to the "graphic novels aren't real books" crowd's poison. it takes full advantage of the medium (lgm with the local boy scout troops), and just runs with it. this story could not have been told as well or as broadly using a more traditional narrative structure. a...

Nat rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2016

I started reading this in the middle of the night because when you can’t fall asleep after a certain hour, you surrender and pick up a book. And for once in my life I was pretty happy about being awake in the early morning hours because I realized rather quickly that American Born Chinese is one o...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2011

I wrote a poem many years ago about wishing I was black so I could have an afro. How do you beat afros as a hairstyle? About the only way is by having afro puffs, which white dudes also can't have. Partially because they are white, and partially because they're dudes. I used to skip over that pag...

Dolly rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2007

Gene Luen Yang does a good job telling his story about his life (or not his own maybe) as a Chinese American. I was very excited to read this book becasue first it was a graphic novel and second his story sort of connects with me since I am a Chinese American myself. Yang chooses an interesting...

Jan rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2016

I liked Gene Luen Yang's The Shadow Hero a lot, so I had to finally check out the author's most well-known graphic novel, American Born Chinese. Both books are about the immigrant experience, a topic difficult to write about in ways that are (more or less) politically correct but not too obvious...

Thomas rated it ★★★☆☆

September 06, 2015

A graphic novel with a wonderful overarching message about identity and a solid representation of Asian-American characters. In American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang details the story of Jin Wang, the only Chinese-American at his new school. Yang intertwines Jin's struggle with the tale of Chin-K...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

April 14, 2008

Reference information: Title: American Born Chinese Author: Gene Luen Yang Publisher: First Second Year: 2006 # of pages: 233 Genre: Graphic Novel Reading level: 6th grade Interest level: 15 yrs old Potential hot lava: some racist language, some violence General response/reaction: I was surprised at how...

Seth rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2007

It's funny that the most notable thing I can tell you about this book is that it's in colour. That might not strike you as odd, but really, for the type of story Yang tells, the comics industry has almost universally awarded such stories a black and white printing. If not autobiographical, America...

Xueting rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2015

One thing that stood out most is that the author focused on exploring the inner self-conscious shame of the immigrant or non-Western, instead of making his main characters perfect, full of mature pride for his identity. In fact, the students around Jin Wang and Wei Chen were portrayed pretty real...

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