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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jin Wang starts at a new school where he's the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn't want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he's in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee's annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny's reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He's ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there's no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They're going to have to find a way--if they want fix the disasters their lives have become"--Publisher's description
  • Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
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
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147509
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/colourist
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Gene Luen
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PN6727.Y36
  • PN6727.Y36
LC item number
  • A54 2009
  • A464 2009
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pien, Lark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Schools
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Schools
  • Chinese Americans
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Chinese Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Schools
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
Target audience
general
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
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
ocn231582908
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780312384487
Lccn
2005058105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)231582908
Label
American born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
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
ocn231582908
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780312384487
Lccn
2005058105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)231582908

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