|Publication Date||Edition||Publisher||Physical Description||Language||Availability|
|||First edition.||Balzer + Bray/Harper Alley, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers||227 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm||English|| |
Round Rock Public Library - Slat Wall - near Main St. entrance
YA-GN 927.4 HA, R
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star 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...
As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant.
The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath—a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams.
Follow along on Shing's solo journey (small adventure-dog included)...