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The Resource American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien ; [Chinese chops by Guo Ming Chen]

American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien ; [Chinese chops by Guo Ming Chen]

Label
American born Chinese
Title
American born Chinese
Statement of responsibility
Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien ; [Chinese chops by Guo Ming Chen]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture
Awards note
2007 winner, Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, by the American Library Association
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Yang, Gene Luen
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.Y36
LC item number
A54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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  • Pien, Lark
  • Chen, Guoming
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  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Schools
  • Graphic novels
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity
  • Schools
  • Cartoons and comics
Target audience
adolescent
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien ; [Chinese chops by Guo Ming Chen]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York] : First Second, 2006
Contents
Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at the school. Jocki and his bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl" -- Story 2: "Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on Earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god ... " -- Story 3: "Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse"--Publisher's description
Control code
ocn231582908
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Square Fish ed.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780312384487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231582908
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien ; [Chinese chops by Guo Ming Chen]
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York] : First Second, 2006
Contents
Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at the school. Jocki and his bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl" -- Story 2: "Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on Earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god ... " -- Story 3: "Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse"--Publisher's description
Control code
ocn231582908
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Square Fish ed.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780312384487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231582908

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