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A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.


Allison Holbrook

Posted January 24, 2011

Award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese made me laugh out loud. I had not read many graphic novels when I picked up this book and was absolutely thrilled with how funny it was. American Born Chinese alternates between three different stor…

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Alysia Van Looy

Posted April 30, 2018

This hilarious and expressive autobiography is one of my favorite graphic novels. It follows the tribulations and adventures of Jin, a Chinese-American teen with two immigrant parents. Jin faces racism and struggles to be accepted in his all white sc…

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