American Born Chinese


      American Born Chinese
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 girlBorn 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 godChin 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 worseThese 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. Read American Born Chinese – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan s Kingdom with art by Derek Kirk Kim and The Rosary Comic Book American Born Chinese received National Book Award.He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife and children and teaches at a Roman Catholic high school.http us.macmillan.com author genelu

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • American Born Chinese
  • Gene Luen Yang
  • English
  • 23 October 2017
  • 1596431520

10 thoughts on “ American Born Chinese

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 atraditional narrative structure and at the end, there is a perfect collapse the three storylines streamline so perfectly into one message about cultural acclimatization and race shame and why it is bad but not in a preachy way it 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 atraditional narrative structure and at the end, there is a perfect collapse the three storylines streamline so perfectly into one message about cultural acclimatization and race shame and why it is bad but not in a preachy way it is not rah rah asia, it is just quietly, don t be an asshole this is who you are so it doesn t exclude roundeye from appreciating the message, like me at chinese new year at my ex s I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT ME, GRANDMA TSUI so the stories include the traditional tale of the monkey king a very tasteful depiction of a chinese gentleman come to america and this cute young chinese american boy with a perm th...

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    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 of the best graphic novels I ve read so far This review contains spoilers.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 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 rathe...

  4. says:

    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 page of job applications that asks your ethnicity I thought it was stupid that anyone would care what my race, or my sex, was before deciding whether or not to hire me Hahahah, I was soooo naive Since 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 page of job applications that asks your ethnicity I thought it was stupid that anyone would care what my race, or my sex, was before deciding whether or not to hire me Hahahah, I was soooo naive Since then, I ve realized to what a great extent the law attempts to make that pesky All men are created equal clause actually true I ve also read some statistics that make it pretty clear those laws aren t getting the job done Racism, sexism, ableism, sexualpreferenceism, attractivenessism, sizism, there are a fuckton of isms that people still engage in They aren t conscious o...

  5. says:

    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 title, American Born Chinese Its not one of ...

  6. says:

    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 Kee say this nam...

  7. says:

    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 areor less politically correct but not too obvious and predictable In both cases I had my doubts early on as to whether Yang would be able to pull it off, but both times he eventually won me over with surprising plot twists and a flood of well observed 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 areor less politically correct but not too obvious and predictable In both cases I had my doubts early on as to whether Yang would be able to pull it off, but both times he eventually won me over with surprising plot twists and a flood of well observed details.Yang s willingness to take the risk of boring or disconcerting the reader during the early stages of the reading experience is testament to his confidence and maturity as a storyteller, as it allows him to ultimately undermine the reader s expectations and preconceptions often to astonishing effect In the case of American Born ...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Reference information Title American Born ChineseAuthor Gene Luen YangPublisher First Second Year 2006 of pages 233 Genre Graphic NovelReading level 6th grade Interest level 15 yrs oldPotential hot lava some racist language, some violenceGeneral response reaction I was surprised at how quickly I finished this graphic novel This book was so easy to read probably because it was a graphic novel When I read the inside flap for the plot of the book, I was surprised to read that there Reference information Title American Born ChineseAuthor Gene Luen YangPublisher First Second Year 2006 of pages 233 Genre Graphic NovelReading level 6th grade Interest level 15 yrs oldPotential hot lava some racist language, some violenceGeneral response reaction I was surprised at how quickly I finished this graphic novel This book was so easy to read probably because it was a graphic novel When I read the inside flap for the plot of the book, I was surprised to read that there were three different stories going on Then the flap said that all three of those stories would converge and I was eveninterested I enjoyed the stories because it definitely showed the identity crisis that many minorities feel in the Unit...

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    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, American Born Chinese is the kind of story that might very well be.Examining the difficulty with which a child born in one country from parents of another country, the author explores the kind of 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, American Born Chinese is the kind of story that might very well be.Examining the difficulty with which a child born in one country from parents of another country, the author explores the kind of dissatisfaction common to many in similar circumstances The desire to blend in, the need to eliminate traces of heritage I ve never felt these things in my life, but through Yang s story, I could begin to understand in a manner other than pure academic assent.Yang weaves three narratives together in a...

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    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 realistically too some of them were disgusting bullies seeing only one stereotypical image of the Asian, some weresubtly bigoted, and some others don t treat them any different Although I m Asian, 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 realis...

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