American Born Chinese

abc1Graphic Novel by Gene Luen Yang

Three parallel stories are presented here. The mythic Monkey King is the lead in one; Jin Wang (pictured on the cover) is the second protagonist, trying to deal with life as the only Chinese-American kid in his class; then there is Danny, the all American teen whose life is made a misery when his over-the-top cousin, Chin-Kee comes to visit.

Yang masterfully blends these stories to a conclusion which surprises. He uses words and pictures to play with stereotypes, some of which shock at the same time as making us laugh.

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