Gene Luen Yang American Born Chinese

ISBN 13: 9781596431522

American Born Chinese

3.88 avg rating
( 56,458 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781596431522: American Born Chinese
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist 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.

American Born Chinese is the winner of the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller.

This title has Common Core Connections

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Indie graphic novelist Gene Yang's intelligent and emotionally challenging American Born Chinese is made up of three individual plotlines: the determined efforts of the Chinese folk hero Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; the struggles faced by Jin Wang, a lonely Asian American middle school student who would do anything to fit in with his white classmates; and the sitcom plight of Danny, an All-American teen so shamed by his Chinese cousin Chin-Kee (a purposefully painful ethnic stereotype) that he is forced to change schools. Each story works well on its own, but Yang engineers a clever convergence of these parallel tales into a powerful climax that destroys the hateful stereotype of Chin-Kee, while leaving both Jin Wang and the Monkey King satisfied and happy to be who they are.

Yang skillfully weaves these affecting, often humorous stories together to create a masterful commentary about race, identity, and self-acceptance that has earned him a spot as a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People. The artwork, rendered in a chromatically cool palette, is crisp and clear, with clean white space around center panels that sharply focuses the reader's attention in on Yang's achingly familiar characters. There isn't an adolescent alive who won't be able to relate to Jin's wish to be someone other than who he is, and his gradual realization that there is no better feeling than being comfortable in your own skin.--Jennifer Hubert

From the Author:

I started American Born Chinese about five years into my comics career. (Though at the time, it was really more of a vocation since I wasn't making any money at it.) Up 'til then, I'd done a couple of stories with Asian-American protagonists, but I never dealt with the Asian-American experience head-on. Since my own ethnic heritage is such an important part of how I understand myself, I knew I wanted to. I came up with three ideas and couldn't decide which one was the best. American Born Chinese is me doing all three at once.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312384487: American Born Chinese

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0312384483 ISBN 13:  9780312384487
Publisher: Square Fish, 2008
Softcover

9781596433731: American Born Chinese

First ..., 2007
Hardcover

9781596432086: American Born Chinese

First ..., 2006
Hardcover

9788860885548: American Born Chinese

Guanda, 2008
Softcover

9780756977450: American Born Chinese

Perfec..., 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Yang, Gene Luen
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VV-9781596431522

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gene Luen YangGene Yang
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1596431520

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Yang, Gene Luen
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781596431522

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Yang, Gene Luen
Published by First Second
ISBN 10: 1596431520 ISBN 13: 9781596431522
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description First Second. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596431520. Seller Inventory # Z1596431520ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book