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Yang, Gene Luen.
New York : First Second, 2006
ISBN 1596433736
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American Born Chinese is a beautiful, full color graphic novel with three distinct story lines that come together in the end. First is the story of the Monkey King, a character from Chinese folklore. The Monkey King studies and disciplines himself but becomes too prideful and is punished and humbled by the gods. Jin arrives in the United States as a young boy only to face racism and discrimination from his fellow classmates. Daniel is a popular high school student humiliated by a visit from his cousin from China who is a caricature of every possible negative Chinese stereotype. If, like the characters in this book, you sometimes wonder if you fit in and would like to be someone different, you might learn something from the lesson that the Monkey King, Jin and Danny learn.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)
SUBJECTS: Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
                    Identity -- Fiction.
                    Schools -- Fiction.
                    Cartoons and comics.
                    Graphic novels.

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