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The Resource American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien

American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien

Label
American born Chinese
Title
American born Chinese
Statement of responsibility
Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format"--Title page verso
Summary
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • Eisner Awards, Best Graphic Album - New, 2007.
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2007.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2006
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Awards note
  • Cybil Award, Graphic novels (ages 13 and up), 2006
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2006.
  • Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147509
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Gene Luen
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PN6727.Y36
LC item number
A54 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
530
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pien, Lark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic novels
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Schools
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity
  • Schools
  • Cartoons and comics
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • Chinese Americans
  • Graphic novels
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Schools
Target audience
adolescent
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
ocm63295041
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781596433731
Lccn
2005058105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781596431522
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63295041
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
Publication
Copyright
Note
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
ocm63295041
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781596433731
Lccn
2005058105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781596431522
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63295041

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