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American Born Chinese



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A Michael L. Printz Award winner, a National Book Award finalist, and soon to be a streaming series!

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Luen 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 school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest tales from Chinese folklore; 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 a twenty-first-century fable that is hilarious, poignant, and action-packed. First published in 2006, American Born Chinese was soon hailed as a modern masterpiece of young adult literature and established Gene Luen Yang as a leading voice of his generation.

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.

Product Details


ISBN–13: 9781250891396

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: Apr-2023

Pages: 240

Lexile Level: 0000

Ages: 12 - 18