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American Born Chinese: Movie Edition

by Gene Luen Yang illustrated by Gene Luen Yang , Lark Pien


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    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
    National Book Award Finalist ; Printz Award
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Wildly inventive, funny, and realistic, this groundbreaking graphic novel weaves together three lively tales in a seamless exploration of the experiences of new Americans.
This title contains mature language and subject matter and may not be appropriate for every student.

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The only Chinese American kid at his new school, Jin Wang is bullied, picked on, and ultimately left in loneliness. His feelings of isolation and exclusion are paralleled in the Chinese tale of the mythic Monkey King, who is determined to find acceptance among the immortals at any price.

Jin’s fury and frustration at the prejudice he experiences are mirrored by the embarrassment of all-American, blond-haired and blue-eyed Danny: in a wild, slapstick tale, Danny is tormented by the annual visit of his out-of-control Chinese cousin, Chin-Kee, a figure who embodies every grotesque racial stereotype. When Jin falls in love at his high school, all three stories come together in a conclusion that is both heartbreaking and honest.

Powerfully illustrated, this moving story speaks to anyone struggling to find acceptance.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-250-89139-6